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Late Latin corruption of Ancient Greek ἀλληγορέω (allēgoréō, I speak allegorically), probably by analogy with other borrowings in -ίζω (-ízō) largely in Early Christian texts. Thence from ἄλλος (állos, other) + ἀγορεύω (agoreúō, I speak in the assembly, harangue), from ἀγορά (agorá, assembly), from ἀγείρω (ageírō, I gather, collect) from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (to assemble; collect; gather), cognate with Latin grex (flock) and English cram. (This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “The PIE etymon is from Pokorny but is cited elsewhere in Wiktionary; please correct this if a more modern reconstruction is available.”)



allēgorizō (present infinitive allēgorizāre, perfect active allēgorizāvī); first conjugation, no passive, no supine stem

  1. (Late Latin) (intransitive) I speak in allegories, allegorise or allegorize.


   Conjugation of allēgorizō (first conjugation, no supine stem, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present allēgorizō allēgorizās allēgorizat allēgorizāmus allēgorizātis allēgorizant
imperfect allēgorizābam allēgorizābās allēgorizābat allēgorizābāmus allēgorizābātis allēgorizābant
future allēgorizābō allēgorizābis allēgorizābit allēgorizābimus allēgorizābitis allēgorizābunt
perfect allēgorizāvī allēgorizāvistī allēgorizāvit allēgorizāvimus allēgorizāvistis allēgorizāvērunt, allēgorizāvēre
pluperfect allēgorizāveram allēgorizāverās allēgorizāverat allēgorizāverāmus allēgorizāverātis allēgorizāverant
future perfect allēgorizāverō allēgorizāveris allēgorizāverit allēgorizāverimus allēgorizāveritis allēgorizāverint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present allēgorizem allēgorizēs allēgorizet allēgorizēmus allēgorizētis allēgorizent
imperfect allēgorizārem allēgorizārēs allēgorizāret allēgorizārēmus allēgorizārētis allēgorizārent
perfect allēgorizāverim allēgorizāverīs allēgorizāverit allēgorizāverīmus allēgorizāverītis allēgorizāverint
pluperfect allēgorizāvissem allēgorizāvissēs allēgorizāvisset allēgorizāvissēmus allēgorizāvissētis allēgorizāvissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present allēgorizā allēgorizāte
future allēgorizātō allēgorizātō allēgorizātōte allēgorizantō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives allēgorizāre allēgorizāvisse
participles allēgorizāns
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
allēgorizandī allēgorizandō allēgorizandum allēgorizandō


  • Italian: allegorizzare