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  1. first-person singular present indicative form of explicar



From ex- +‎ plicō (I fold).



explicō (present infinitive explicāre, perfect active explicāvī, supine explicātum); first conjugation

  1. I unfold, unfurl, uncoil, loosen, undo
  2. I deploy, extend, display
  3. I disentangle, solve, settle, arrange, regulate, adjust
  4. (of speech) I develop, set forth, exhibit
  5. I explain


   Conjugation of explico (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present explicō explicās explicat explicāmus explicātis explicant
imperfect explicābam explicābās explicābat explicābāmus explicābātis explicābant
future explicābō explicābis explicābit explicābimus explicābitis explicābunt
perfect explicāvī explicāvistī explicāvit explicāvimus explicāvistis explicāvērunt, explicāvēre
pluperfect explicāveram explicāverās explicāverat explicāverāmus explicāverātis explicāverant
future perfect explicāverō explicāveris explicāverit explicāverimus explicāveritis explicāverint
passive present explicor explicāris, explicāre explicātur explicāmur explicāminī explicantur
imperfect explicābar explicābāris, explicābāre explicābātur explicābāmur explicābāminī explicābantur
future explicābor explicāberis, explicābere explicābitur explicābimur explicābiminī explicābuntur
perfect explicātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect explicātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect explicātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present explicem explicēs explicet explicēmus explicētis explicent
imperfect explicārem explicārēs explicāret explicārēmus explicārētis explicārent
perfect explicāverim explicāverīs explicāverit explicāverimus explicāveritis explicāverint
pluperfect explicāvissem explicāvissēs explicāvisset explicāvissēmus explicāvissētis explicāvissent
passive present explicer explicēris, explicēre explicētur explicēmur explicēminī explicentur
imperfect explicārer explicārēris, explicārēre explicārētur explicārēmur explicārēminī explicārentur
perfect explicātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect explicātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present explicā explicāte
future explicātō explicātō explicātōte explicantō
passive present explicāre explicāminī
future explicātor explicātor explicantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives explicāre explicāvisse explicātūrus esse explicārī explicātus esse explicātum īrī
participles explicāns explicātūrus explicātus explicandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
explicāre explicandī explicandō explicandum explicātum explicātū

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  • explico in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • explico in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • explico in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to frown: frontem contrahere (opp. explicare)
    • (ambiguous) to give lectures: scholas habere, explicare (Fin. 2. 1. 1)
    • (ambiguous) to explain one's sentiments: sententias (verbis) explicare, aperire
    • (ambiguous) to give a full, detailed account of a thing: pluribus verbis, copiosius explicare, persequi aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to explain a matter briefly, in a few words (not paucis verbis): breviter, paucis explicare aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to open a book: volumen explicare
    • (ambiguous) to extend the line of battle, deploy the battalions: aciem explicare or dilatare
  • explico in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016




  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of explicar




  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of explicar.