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From Proto-Italic *ekseō. Equivalent to ex- (out of, from) +‎ (go).





exeō (present infinitive exīre, perfect active exiī or exīvī, supine exitum); irregular conjugation, irregular

  1. (intransitive) to exit, depart
    Synonyms: abeō, evādō, ēgredior, ēiciō
    Antonyms: introeō, intrō, ingredior, ineō, accēdō, immigrō
    Rēx ē currū exīvit.The king got off the chariot.
  2. (intransitive) to avoid, evade
    Synonyms: ēvādō, ēlūdō, vītō, ēvītō, refugiō, dētrectō, āversor, abstineō, parcō, dēclīnō, fugiō
    Antonyms: dēstinō, intendō, tendō, petō, quaerō, affectō, studeō, spectō, circumspiciō
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) to escape
    Synonyms: fugiō, confugiō, effugiō, ēvādō
  4. (intransitive) (of time) expire, run out
    Synonym: exspīrō
  5. to come forth



Irregular, but similar to fourth conjugation. The third principal part is most often contracted to exiī, but occasionally appears as exīvī.

   Conjugation of exeō (irregular)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exeō exīs exit exīmus exītis exeunt
imperfect exībam exībās exībat exībāmus exībātis exībant
future exībō exībis exībit exībimus exībitis exībunt
perfect exiī,
exiimus exīstis exiērunt,
pluperfect exieram exierās exierat exierāmus exierātis exierant
future perfect exierō exieris exierit exierimus exieritis exierint
passive present exeor exīris,
exītur exīmur exīminī exeuntur
imperfect exībar exībāris,
exībātur exībāmur exībāminī exībantur
future exībor exīberis,
exībitur exībimur exībiminī exībuntur
perfect exitus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect exitus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect exitus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exeam exeās exeat exeāmus exeātis exeant
imperfect exīrem exīrēs exīret exīrēmus exīrētis exīrent
perfect exierim exierīs exierit exierīmus exierītis exierint
pluperfect exīssem exīssēs exīsset exīssēmus exīssētis exīssent
passive present exear exeāris,
exeātur exeāmur exeāminī exeantur
imperfect exīrer exīrēris,
exīrētur exīrēmur exīrēminī exīrentur
perfect exitus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect exitus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exī exīte
future exītō exītō exītōte exeuntō
passive present exīre exīminī
future exītor exītor exeuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives exīre exīsse exitūrum esse exīrī exitum esse exitum īrī
participles exiēns exitūrus exitus exeundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
exeundī exeundō exeundum exeundō exitum exitū




  • exeo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • exeo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • exeo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to go in at, go out of a gate: portā ingredi, exire
    • to depart this life: de vita exire, de (ex) vita migrare
    • to become known, become a topic of common conversation (used of things): foras efferri, palam fieri, percrebrescere, divulgari, in medium proferri, exire, emanare
    • this word ends in a long syllable: haec vox longa syllaba terminatur, in longam syllabam cadit, exit
    • to go out of the house: foras exire (Plaut. Amph. 1. 2. 35)
    • to get out of debt: ex aere alieno exire
    • to banish a man from his native land: e patria exire iubere aliquem
    • the ships sail out on a fair wind: ventum (tempestatem) nancti idoneum ex portu exeunt
    • to land, disembark: exire ex, de navi
    • to land, disembark: exire, egredi in terram
    • (ambiguous) such was the end of... (used of a violent death): talem vitae exitum (not finem) habuit (Nep. Eum. 13)
    • (ambiguous) to finish, complete, fulfil, accomplish a thing: ad exitum aliquid perducere
    • (ambiguous) to turn out (well); to result (satisfactorily): eventum, exitum (felicem) habere
    • (ambiguous) the question has been settled: quaestio ad exitum venit