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From de- (of; from, away from) +‎ fodiō (dig)



dēfodiō (present infinitive dēfodere, perfect active dēfōdī, supine dēfossum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I dig deep or downwards; excavate.
  2. I bury in earth; plant.
  3. I hide, conceal, cover.


   Conjugation of defodio (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēfodiō dēfodis dēfodit dēfodimus dēfoditis dēfodiunt
imperfect dēfodiēbam dēfodiēbās dēfodiēbat dēfodiēbāmus dēfodiēbātis dēfodiēbant
future dēfodiam dēfodiēs dēfodiet dēfodiēmus dēfodiētis dēfodient
perfect dēfōdī dēfōdistī dēfōdit dēfōdimus dēfōdistis dēfōdērunt, dēfōdēre
pluperfect dēfōderam dēfōderās dēfōderat dēfōderāmus dēfōderātis dēfōderant
future perfect dēfōderō dēfōderis dēfōderit dēfōderimus dēfōderitis dēfōderint
passive present dēfodior dēfoderis, dēfodere dēfoditur dēfodimur dēfodiminī dēfodiuntur
imperfect dēfodiēbar dēfodiēbāris, dēfodiēbāre dēfodiēbātur dēfodiēbāmur dēfodiēbāminī dēfodiēbantur
future dēfodiar dēfodiēris, dēfodiēre dēfodiētur dēfodiēmur dēfodiēminī dēfodientur
perfect dēfossus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dēfossus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dēfossus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēfodiam dēfodiās dēfodiat dēfodiāmus dēfodiātis dēfodiant
imperfect dēfoderem dēfoderēs dēfoderet dēfoderēmus dēfoderētis dēfoderent
perfect dēfōderim dēfōderīs dēfōderit dēfōderīmus dēfōderītis dēfōderint
pluperfect dēfōdissem dēfōdissēs dēfōdisset dēfōdissēmus dēfōdissētis dēfōdissent
passive present dēfodiar dēfodiāris, dēfodiāre dēfodiātur dēfodiāmur dēfodiāminī dēfodiantur
imperfect dēfoderer dēfoderēris, dēfoderēre dēfoderētur dēfoderēmur dēfoderēminī dēfoderentur
perfect dēfossus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dēfossus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēfode dēfodite
future dēfoditō dēfoditō dēfoditōte dēfodiuntō
passive present dēfodere dēfodiminī
future dēfoditor dēfoditor dēfodiuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēfodere dēfōdisse dēfossūrus esse dēfodī dēfossus esse dēfossum īrī
participles dēfodiēns dēfossūrus dēfossus dēfodiendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dēfodere dēfodiendī dēfodiendō dēfodiendum dēfossum dēfossū

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