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Alternative forms




From ad- (to, towards) +‎ flō (breathe, blow).





afflō (present infinitive afflāre, perfect active afflāvī, supine afflātum); first conjugation

  1. to blow, breathe (on or towards)
    Afflavit Deus et dissipantur.
    God blew [His wind] and they were scattered.


   Conjugation of afflō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present afflō afflās afflat afflāmus afflātis afflant
imperfect afflābam afflābās afflābat afflābāmus afflābātis afflābant
future afflābō afflābis afflābit afflābimus afflābitis afflābunt
perfect afflāvī afflāvistī afflāvit afflāvimus afflāvistis afflāvērunt,
pluperfect afflāveram afflāverās afflāverat afflāverāmus afflāverātis afflāverant
future perfect afflāverō afflāveris afflāverit afflāverimus afflāveritis afflāverint
passive present afflor afflāris,
afflātur afflāmur afflāminī afflantur
imperfect afflābar afflābāris,
afflābātur afflābāmur afflābāminī afflābantur
future afflābor afflāberis,
afflābitur afflābimur afflābiminī afflābuntur
perfect afflātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect afflātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect afflātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present afflem afflēs afflet afflēmus afflētis afflent
imperfect afflārem afflārēs afflāret afflārēmus afflārētis afflārent
perfect afflāverim afflāverīs afflāverit afflāverīmus afflāverītis afflāverint
pluperfect afflāvissem afflāvissēs afflāvisset afflāvissēmus afflāvissētis afflāvissent
passive present affler afflēris,
afflētur afflēmur afflēminī afflentur
imperfect afflārer afflārēris,
afflārētur afflārēmur afflārēminī afflārentur
perfect afflātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect afflātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present afflā afflāte
future afflātō afflātō afflātōte afflantō
passive present afflāre afflāminī
future afflātor afflātor afflantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives afflāre afflāvisse afflātūrum esse afflārī afflātum esse afflātum īrī
participles afflāns afflātūrus afflātus afflandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
afflandī afflandō afflandum afflandō afflātum afflātū



(The inherited Romance forms mean 'to find' or similar, a sense that seems to have developed in a hunting context.)


  • afflo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • afflo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.