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  1. first-person singular present indicative of fingere




From Proto-Indo-European *dʰeyǵʰ- (to mold). Cognates include Ancient Greek τεῖχος (teîkhos), Sanskrit देग्धि (degdhi) and English dough.



fingō (present infinitive fingere, perfect active fīnxī, supine fictum); third conjugation

  1. I shape, fashion, form, knead (dough)
  2. I adorn, dress, arrange
  3. I dissemble; I alter the truth in order to deceive; feign; pretend
  4. I train, teach, instruct


   Conjugation of fingō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fingō fingis fingit fingimus fingitis fingunt
imperfect fingēbam fingēbās fingēbat fingēbāmus fingēbātis fingēbant
future fingam fingēs finget fingēmus fingētis fingent
perfect fīnxī fīnxistī fīnxit fīnximus fīnxistis fīnxērunt, fīnxēre
pluperfect fīnxeram fīnxerās fīnxerat fīnxerāmus fīnxerātis fīnxerant
future perfect fīnxerō fīnxeris fīnxerit fīnxerimus fīnxeritis fīnxerint
passive present fingor fingeris, fingere fingitur fingimur fingiminī finguntur
imperfect fingēbar fingēbāris, fingēbāre fingēbātur fingēbāmur fingēbāminī fingēbantur
future fingar fingēris, fingēre fingētur fingēmur fingēminī fingentur
perfect fictus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect fictus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect fictus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fingam fingās fingat fingāmus fingātis fingant
imperfect fingerem fingerēs fingeret fingerēmus fingerētis fingerent
perfect fīnxerim fīnxerīs fīnxerit fīnxerīmus fīnxerītis fīnxerint
pluperfect fīnxissem fīnxissēs fīnxisset fīnxissēmus fīnxissētis fīnxissent
passive present fingar fingāris, fingāre fingātur fingāmur fingāminī fingantur
imperfect fingerer fingerēris, fingerēre fingerētur fingerēmur fingerēminī fingerentur
perfect fictus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect fictus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present finge fingite
future fingitō fingitō fingitōte finguntō
passive present fingere fingiminī
future fingitor fingitor finguntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives fingere fīnxisse fictūrum esse fingī fictum esse fictum īrī
participles fingēns fictūrus fictus fingendus, fingundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
fingendī fingendō fingendum fingendō fictum fictū

Derived terms[edit]



  • fingo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fingo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fingo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to dissemble, disguise one's feelings: vultum fingere
    • to be at the beck and call of another; to be his creature: totum se fingere et accommodare ad alicuius arbitrium et nutum
    • to form an idea of a thing, imagine, conceive: animo, cogitatione aliquid fingere (or simply fingere, but without sibi), informare
    • Plato's ideal republic: illa civitas, quam Plato finxit
    • to introduce a person (into a dialogue) discoursing on..: aliquem disputantem facere, inducere, fingere (est aliquid apud aliquem disputans)
    • to invent, form words: verba parere, fingere, facere

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]



  1. obsolete plural of fekk, past of




  1. obsolete plural form of fick, past tense of .