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Related to pēs (foot).



expediō (present infinitive expedīre, perfect active expedīvī, supine expedītum); fourth conjugation

  1. I bring forward, I dispatch, I expedite.
  2. I procure or obtain
  3. I am profitable, serviceable, advantageous, expedient.


   Conjugation of expedio (fourth conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expediō expedīs expedit expedīmus expedītis expediunt
imperfect expediēbam expediēbās expediēbat expediēbāmus expediēbātis expediēbant
future expediam expediēs expediet expediēmus expediētis expedient
perfect expedīvī expedīvistī expedīvit expedīvimus expedīvistis expedīvērunt, expedīvēre
pluperfect expedīveram expedīverās expedīverat expedīverāmus expedīverātis expedīverant
future perfect expedīverō expedīveris expedīverit expedīverimus expedīveritis expedīverint
passive present expedior expedīris, expedīre expedītur expedīmur expedīminī expediuntur
imperfect expediēbar expediēbāris, expediēbāre expediēbātur expediēbāmur expediēbāminī expediēbantur
future expediar expediēris, expediēre expediētur expediēmur expediēminī expedientur
perfect expedītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect expedītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect expedītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expediam expediās expediat expediāmus expediātis expediant
imperfect expedīrem expedīrēs expedīret expedīrēmus expedīrētis expedīrent
perfect expedīverim expedīverīs expedīverit expedīverīmus expedīverītis expedīverint
pluperfect expedīvissem expedīvissēs expedīvisset expedīvissēmus expedīvissētis expedīvissent
passive present expediar expediāris, expediāre expediātur expediāmur expediāminī expediantur
imperfect expedīrer expedīrēris, expedīrēre expedīrētur expedīrēmur expedīrēminī expedīrentur
perfect expedītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect expedītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present expedī expedīte
future expedītō expedītō expedītōte expediuntō
passive present expedīre expedīminī
future expedītor expedītor expediuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives expedīre expedīvisse expedītūrus esse expedīrī, expedīrier1 expedītus esse expedītum īrī
participles expediēns expedītūrus expedītus expediendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
expedīre expediendī expediendō expediendum expedītum expedītū

1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested for this verb.



  • expedio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • expedio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • expedio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to effect a person's deliverance: salutem expedire
    • to arrange, settle a matter: negotium conficere, expedire, transigere
    • to make ready for battle: arma expedire (Tusc. 2. 16. 37)
    • to clear for action: navem expedire
  • expede in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • expedite” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.