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From ex- (out of) +‎ fluō (flow).



effluō (present infinitive effluere, perfect active efflūxī); third conjugation, no supine stem, limited passive

  1. (intransitive, of liquids) I flow or run forth or out; escape.
  2. (intransitive, in general) I go out, issue forth.
  3. (intransitive) I vanish, disappear, melt away.
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) I pass away, vanish, disappear.
  5. (intransitive) I leak out, become known, transpire.
  6. (transitive) I cause to flow; I cause to escape.


   Conjugation of effluō (third conjugation, no supine stem, only third-person forms in passive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present effluō effluis effluit effluimus effluitis effluunt
imperfect effluēbam effluēbās effluēbat effluēbāmus effluēbātis effluēbant
future effluam effluēs effluet effluēmus effluētis effluent
perfect efflūxī efflūxistī efflūxit efflūximus efflūxistis efflūxērunt, efflūxēre
pluperfect efflūxeram efflūxerās efflūxerat efflūxerāmus efflūxerātis efflūxerant
future perfect efflūxerō efflūxeris efflūxerit efflūxerimus efflūxeritis efflūxerint
passive present effluitur effluuntur
imperfect effluēbātur effluēbantur
future effluētur effluentur
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present effluam effluās effluat effluāmus effluātis effluant
imperfect effluerem effluerēs efflueret effluerēmus effluerētis effluerent
perfect efflūxerim efflūxerīs efflūxerit efflūxerīmus efflūxerītis efflūxerint
pluperfect efflūxissem efflūxissēs efflūxisset efflūxissēmus efflūxissētis efflūxissent
passive present effluātur effluantur
imperfect effluerētur effluerentur
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present efflue effluite
future effluitō effluitō effluitōte effluuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives effluere efflūxisse effluī
participles effluēns effluendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
effluendī effluendō effluendum effluendō

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  • Catalan: efluir
  • French: effluer
  • Italian: effluire


  • effluo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • effluo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • effluo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a thing escapes, vanishes from the memory: aliquid excidit e memoria, effluit, excidit ex animo