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  1. first-person singular present indicative of evolvere




From ē- (out of) +‎ volvō (roll).



ēvolvō (present infinitive ēvolvere, perfect active ēvolvī, supine ēvolūtum); third conjugation

  1. I roll forth or out; unroll, unfold.
  2. I reject, evict, remove.
  3. (of a book) I unroll and read.
  4. (of a thread) I draw out, spin.
  5. I obtain, raise.
  6. (figuratively) I clear up, unroll.
  7. (figuratively) I disclose, narrate, unroll.
  8. (of time) I roll away, pass, elapse, unwind.


   Conjugation of ēvolvō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ēvolvō ēvolvis ēvolvit ēvolvimus ēvolvitis ēvolvunt
imperfect ēvolvēbam ēvolvēbās ēvolvēbat ēvolvēbāmus ēvolvēbātis ēvolvēbant
future ēvolvam ēvolvēs ēvolvet ēvolvēmus ēvolvētis ēvolvent
perfect ēvolvī ēvolvistī ēvolvit ēvolvimus ēvolvistis ēvolvērunt, ēvolvēre
pluperfect ēvolveram ēvolverās ēvolverat ēvolverāmus ēvolverātis ēvolverant
future perfect ēvolverō ēvolveris ēvolverit ēvolverimus ēvolveritis ēvolverint
passive present ēvolvor ēvolveris, ēvolvere ēvolvitur ēvolvimur ēvolviminī ēvolvuntur
imperfect ēvolvēbar ēvolvēbāris, ēvolvēbāre ēvolvēbātur ēvolvēbāmur ēvolvēbāminī ēvolvēbantur
future ēvolvar ēvolvēris, ēvolvēre ēvolvētur ēvolvēmur ēvolvēminī ēvolventur
perfect ēvolūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect ēvolūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect ēvolūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ēvolvam ēvolvās ēvolvat ēvolvāmus ēvolvātis ēvolvant
imperfect ēvolverem ēvolverēs ēvolveret ēvolverēmus ēvolverētis ēvolverent
perfect ēvolverim ēvolverīs ēvolverit ēvolverīmus ēvolverītis ēvolverint
pluperfect ēvolvissem ēvolvissēs ēvolvisset ēvolvissēmus ēvolvissētis ēvolvissent
passive present ēvolvar ēvolvāris, ēvolvāre ēvolvātur ēvolvāmur ēvolvāminī ēvolvantur
imperfect ēvolverer ēvolverēris, ēvolverēre ēvolverētur ēvolverēmur ēvolverēminī ēvolverentur
perfect ēvolūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect ēvolūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ēvolve ēvolvite
future ēvolvitō ēvolvitō ēvolvitōte ēvolvuntō
passive present ēvolvere ēvolviminī
future ēvolvitor ēvolvitor ēvolvuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives ēvolvere ēvolvisse ēvolūtūrum esse ēvolvī ēvolūtum esse ēvolūtum īrī
participles ēvolvēns ēvolūtūrus ēvolūtus ēvolvendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
ēvolvendī ēvolvendō ēvolvendum ēvolvendō ēvolūtum ēvolūtū

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  • evolvo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • evolvo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • evolvo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to study historical records, read history: evolvere historias, litterarum (veterum annalium) monumenta
    • to open a book: librum evolvere, volvere




  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of evolver