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From ex- (out of) +‎ fluō (flow).



effluō (present infinitive effluere, perfect active effluxī); third conjugation, no 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.


   Conjugation of effluo (third conjugation, active only)
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 effluxī effluxistī effluxit effluximus effluxistis effluxērunt, effluxēre
pluperfect effluxeram effluxerās effluxerat effluxerāmus effluxerātis effluxerant
future perfect effluxerō effluxeris effluxerit effluxerimus effluxeritis effluxerint
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 effluxerim effluxerīs effluxerit effluxerīmus effluxerītis effluxerint
pluperfect effluxissem effluxissēs effluxisset effluxissēmus effluxissētis effluxissent
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 effluxisse effluxūrus esse
participles effluēns effluxūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
effluere effluendī effluendō effluendum effluxum effluxū

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  • 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 Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • 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