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From circum- (circum-) +‎ fluō (I flow).



circumfluō (present infinitive circumfluere, perfect active circumfluxī, supine circumfluxum); third conjugation

  1. (transitive) I flow around something.
  2. (intransitive) I flow around.
  3. (figuratively) I flock around, encompass, surround.
  4. (figuratively, with ablative) I am in rich in, abound in, overflow with.
   Conjugation of circumfluo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circumfluō circumfluis circumfluit circumfluimus circumfluitis circumfluunt
imperfect circumfluēbam circumfluēbās circumfluēbat circumfluēbāmus circumfluēbātis circumfluēbant
future circumfluam circumfluēs circumfluet circumfluēmus circumfluētis circumfluent
perfect circumfluxī circumfluxistī circumfluxit circumfluximus circumfluxistis circumfluxērunt, circumfluxēre
pluperfect circumfluxeram circumfluxerās circumfluxerat circumfluxerāmus circumfluxerātis circumfluxerant
future perfect circumfluxerō circumfluxeris circumfluxerit circumfluxerimus circumfluxeritis circumfluxerint
passive present circumfluor circumflueris, circumfluere circumfluitur circumfluimur circumfluiminī circumfluuntur
imperfect circumfluēbar circumfluēbāris, circumfluēbāre circumfluēbātur circumfluēbāmur circumfluēbāminī circumfluēbantur
future circumfluar circumfluēris, circumfluēre circumfluētur circumfluēmur circumfluēminī circumfluentur
perfect circumfluxus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect circumfluxus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect circumfluxus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circumfluam circumfluās circumfluat circumfluāmus circumfluātis circumfluant
imperfect circumfluerem circumfluerēs circumflueret circumfluerēmus circumfluerētis circumfluerent
perfect circumfluxerim circumfluxerīs circumfluxerit circumfluxerīmus circumfluxerītis circumfluxerint
pluperfect circumfluxissem circumfluxissēs circumfluxisset circumfluxissēmus circumfluxissētis circumfluxissent
passive present circumfluar circumfluāris, circumfluāre circumfluātur circumfluāmur circumfluāminī circumfluantur
imperfect circumfluerer circumfluerēris, circumfluerēre circumfluerētur circumfluerēmur circumfluerēminī circumfluerentur
perfect circumfluxus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect circumfluxus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circumflue circumfluite
future circumfluitō circumfluitō circumfluitōte circumfluuntō
passive present circumfluere circumfluiminī
future circumfluitor circumfluitor circumfluuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives circumfluere circumfluxisse circumfluxūrus esse circumfluī circumfluxus esse circumfluxum īrī
participles circumfluēns circumfluxūrus circumfluxus circumfluendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
circumfluere circumfluendī circumfluendō circumfluendum circumfluxum circumfluxū
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  • circumfluo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • circumfluo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • circumfluo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be very rich; to be in a position of affluence: omnibus opibus circumfluere