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  1. first-person singular present indicative of dirigere




From dis- +‎ regō (I rule, govern).



dīrigō (present infinitive dīrigere, perfect active dīrexī, supine dīrectum); third conjugation

  1. I lay straight; arrange in lines (especially in military contexts)
  2. I direct, steer
  3. I distribute, scatter


   Conjugation of dirigo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dīrigō dīrigis dīrigit dīrigimus dīrigitis dīrigunt
imperfect dīrigēbam dīrigēbās dīrigēbat dīrigēbāmus dīrigēbātis dīrigēbant
future dīrigam dīrigēs dīriget dīrigēmus dīrigētis dīrigent
perfect dīrexī dīrexistī dīrexit dīreximus dīrexistis dīrexērunt, dīrexēre
pluperfect dīrexeram dīrexerās dīrexerat dīrexerāmus dīrexerātis dīrexerant
future perfect dīrexerō dīrexeris dīrexerit dīrexerimus dīrexeritis dīrexerint
passive present dīrigor dīrigeris, dīrigere dīrigitur dīrigimur dīrigiminī dīriguntur
imperfect dīrigēbar dīrigēbāris, dīrigēbāre dīrigēbātur dīrigēbāmur dīrigēbāminī dīrigēbantur
future dīrigar dīrigēris, dīrigēre dīrigētur dīrigēmur dīrigēminī dīrigentur
perfect dīrectus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dīrectus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dīrectus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dīrigam dīrigās dīrigat dīrigāmus dīrigātis dīrigant
imperfect dīrigerem dīrigerēs dīrigeret dīrigerēmus dīrigerētis dīrigerent
perfect dīrexerim dīrexerīs dīrexerit dīrexerīmus dīrexerītis dīrexerint
pluperfect dīrexissem dīrexissēs dīrexisset dīrexissēmus dīrexissētis dīrexissent
passive present dīrigar dīrigāris, dīrigāre dīrigātur dīrigāmur dīrigāminī dīrigantur
imperfect dīrigerer dīrigerēris, dīrigerēre dīrigerētur dīrigerēmur dīrigerēminī dīrigerentur
perfect dīrectus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dīrectus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dīrige dīrigite
future dīrigitō dīrigitō dīrigitōte dīriguntō
passive present dīrigere dīrigiminī
future dīrigitor dīrigitor dīriguntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dīrigere dīrexisse dīrectūrus esse dīrigī dīrectus esse dīrectum īrī
participles dīrigēns dīrectūrus dīrectus dīrigendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dīrigere dīrigendī dīrigendō dīrigendum dīrectum dīrectū



  • dirigo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dirigo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • dirigo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to journey towards a place: iter aliquo dirigere, intendere
    • to measure something by the standard of something else; to make something one's criterion: dirigere or referre aliquid ad aliquam rem
    • to set one's course for a place: cursum dirigere aliquo