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From + fleō (weep).



dēfleō (present infinitive dēflēre, perfect active dēflēvī, supine dēflētum); second conjugation

  1. (transitive) I weep over, cry for, lament, deplore.
    • Lucanus, Pharsalia, Book VIII, Line 85
      quod defles, illud amasti
      what you cry for, that you have loved
  2. (transitive) I dull with weeping.
  3. (rare, intransitive) I weep abundantly or violently, weep to exhaustion.


   Conjugation of defleo (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēfleō dēflēs dēflet dēflēmus dēflētis dēflent
imperfect dēflēbam dēflēbās dēflēbat dēflēbāmus dēflēbātis dēflēbant
future dēflēbō dēflēbis dēflēbit dēflēbimus dēflēbitis dēflēbunt
perfect dēflēvī dēflēvistī dēflēvit dēflēvimus dēflēvistis dēflēvērunt, dēflēvēre
pluperfect dēflēveram dēflēverās dēflēverat dēflēverāmus dēflēverātis dēflēverant
future perfect dēflēverō dēflēveris dēflēverit dēflēverimus dēflēveritis dēflēverint
passive present dēfleor dēflēris, dēflēre dēflētur dēflēmur dēflēminī dēflentur
imperfect dēflēbar dēflēbāris, dēflēbāre dēflēbātur dēflēbāmur dēflēbāminī dēflēbantur
future dēflēbor dēflēberis, dēflēbere dēflēbitur dēflēbimur dēflēbiminī dēflēbuntur
perfect dēflētus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dēflētus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dēflētus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēfleam dēfleās dēfleat dēfleāmus dēfleātis dēfleant
imperfect dēflērem dēflērēs dēflēret dēflērēmus dēflērētis dēflērent
perfect dēflēverim dēflēverīs dēflēverit dēflēverīmus dēflēverītis dēflēverint
pluperfect dēflēvissem dēflēvissēs dēflēvisset dēflēvissēmus dēflēvissētis dēflēvissent
passive present dēflear dēfleāris, dēfleāre dēfleātur dēfleāmur dēfleāminī dēfleantur
imperfect dēflērer dēflērēris, dēflērēre dēflērētur dēflērēmur dēflērēminī dēflērentur
perfect dēflētus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dēflētus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēflē dēflēte
future dēflētō dēflētō dēflētōte dēflentō
passive present dēflēre dēflēminī
future dēflētor dēflētor dēflentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēflēre dēflēvisse dēflētūrus esse dēflērī dēflētus esse dēflētum īrī
participles dēflēns dēflētūrus dēflētus dēflendus

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  • defleo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.