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ambio m (plural ambi)

  1. (horse) amble


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  1. first-person singular present indicative of ambiare



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ambi- (around) +‎ (go)



ambiō (present infinitive ambīre, perfect active ambiī or ambīvī, supine ambītum); fourth conjugation

  1. I round, go round, pass around, skirt
    • Lucan, Bellum Civile 1.592–593:
      Mox iubet et tōtam pavidīs ā cīvibus urbem
      ambīrī []
      He soon orders the whole city by the terrified citizens
      to be marched around []
  2. I surround, encircle
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.32–42:
      Sīc ubi dispositam quisquis fuit ille deōrum
      congeriem secuit sectamque in membra coēgit,
      principiō terram, nē nōn aequālis ab omnī
      parte foret, magnī speciem glomerāvit in orbis.
      Tum freta diffundī rapidīsque tumēscere ventīs
      iussit et ambītae circumdare lītora terrae;
      addidit et fontēs et stagna inmēnsa lacūsque
      flūminaque oblīquīs cīnxit dēclīvia rīpīs,
      quae, dīversa locīs, partim sorbentur ab ipsā,
      in mare perveniunt partim campōque recepta
      līberiōrīs aquae prō rīpīs lītora pulsant.
      • 1922 translation by Brookes More
        And when this God —which one is yet unknown—
        had carved asunder that discordant mass,
        had thus reduced it to its elements,
        that every part should equally combine,
        when time began He rounded out the earth
        and moulded it to form a mighty globe.
        Then poured He forth the deeps and gave command
        that they should billow in the rapid winds,
        that they should compass every shore of earth.
        he also added fountains, pools and lakes,
        and bound with shelving banks the slanting streams,
        which partly are absorbed and partly join
        the boundless ocean. Thus received amid
        the wide expanse of uncontrolled waves,
        they beat the shores instead of crooked banks.
  3. I solicit for votes, campaign, canvass
    • 54 BCE – 51 BCE, Cicero, De re publica 1.31:
      Ferunt enim suffrāgia, mandant imperia, magistrātūs, ambiuntur, rogantur, sed ea dant, quae, etiamsī nōlint, danda sint, et quae ipsī non habent, unde aliī petunt.
      For they hold suffrages, mandate orders, magistracies, are campaigned for votes, have bills proposed to them, but grant that that was to be given even if they didn't want it, and what they don't hate themselves, whence others ask for it.
  4. I strive to get something from somebody, seek, strive for


   Conjugation of ambiō (fourth conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ambiō ambīs ambit ambīmus ambītis ambiunt
imperfect ambiēbam ambiēbās ambiēbat ambiēbāmus ambiēbātis ambiēbant
future ambiam ambiēs ambiet ambiēmus ambiētis ambient
perfect ambiī, ambīvī ambiistī, ambīvistī ambiit, ambīvit ambiimus, ambīvimus ambiistis, ambīvistis ambiērunt, ambiēre, ambīvērunt, ambīvēre
pluperfect ambieram, ambīveram ambierās, ambīverās ambierat, ambīverat ambierāmus, ambīverāmus ambierātis, ambīverātis ambierant, ambīverant
future perfect ambierō, ambīverō ambieris, ambīveris ambierit, ambīverit ambierimus, ambīverimus ambieritis, ambīveritis ambierint, ambīverint
passive present ambior ambīris, ambīre ambītur ambīmur ambīminī ambiuntur
imperfect ambiēbar ambiēbāris, ambiēbāre ambiēbātur ambiēbāmur ambiēbāminī ambiēbantur
future ambiar ambiēris, ambiēre ambiētur ambiēmur ambiēminī ambientur
perfect ambītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect ambītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect ambītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ambiam ambiās ambiat ambiāmus ambiātis ambiant
imperfect ambīrem ambīrēs ambīret ambīrēmus ambīrētis ambīrent
perfect ambierim, ambīverim ambierīs, ambīverīs ambierit, ambīverit ambierīmus, ambīverīmus ambierītis, ambīverītis ambierint, ambīverint
pluperfect ambiissem, ambīvissem ambiissēs, ambīvissēs ambiisset, ambīvisset ambiissēmus, ambīvissēmus ambiissētis, ambīvissētis ambiissent, ambīvissent
passive present ambiar ambiāris, ambiāre ambiātur ambiāmur ambiāminī ambiantur
imperfect ambīrer ambīrēris, ambīrēre ambīrētur ambīrēmur ambīrēminī ambīrentur
perfect ambītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect ambītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ambī ambīte
future ambītō ambītō ambītōte ambiuntō
passive present ambīre ambīminī
future ambītor ambītor ambiuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives ambīre ambiisse, ambīvisse ambītūrum esse ambīrī ambītum esse ambītum īrī
participles ambiēns ambītūrus ambītus ambiendus, ambiundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
ambiendī ambiendō ambiendum ambiendō ambītum ambītū

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  • English: ambition
  • Italian: ambire
  • Portuguese: ambiar
  • Romanian: îmbia
  • Spanish: ambir
  • Venetian: anbir

Possibly through a Vulgar Latin frequentative *ambitāre (*ambitō):