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From ambi- +‎ plector.



amplector ‎(present infinitive amplectī, perfect active amplexus sum); third conjugation, deponent

  1. I surround, encircle or entwine
  2. I embrace, clasp or grasp
  3. I esteem
  4. I cherish


   Conjugation of amplector (third conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present amplector amplecteris, amplectere amplectitur amplectimur amplectiminī amplectuntur
imperfect amplectēbar amplectēbāris, amplectēbāre amplectēbātur amplectēbāmur amplectēbāminī amplectēbantur
future amplectar amplectēris, amplectēre amplectētur amplectēmur amplectēminī amplectentur
perfect amplexus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect amplexus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect amplexus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present amplectar amplectāris, amplectāre amplectātur amplectāmur amplectāminī amplectantur
imperfect amplecterer amplecterēris, amplecterēre amplecterētur amplecterēmur amplecterēminī amplecterentur
perfect amplexus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect amplexus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present amplectere amplectiminī
future amplectitor amplectitor amplectuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives amplectī amplexus esse amplexūrus esse amplexum īrī
participles amplectēns amplexus amplexūrus amplectendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
amplectī amplectendī amplectendō amplectendum amplexum amplexū



  • amplector in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • amplector in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • amplector in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be an enthusiastic devotee of letters: litteras amplecti
    • to feel affection for a person: amore prosequi, amplecti aliquem