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See also: floreó



From flōs (flower).



flōreō (present infinitive flōrēre, perfect active flōruī); second conjugation, no passive, no supine stem

  1. I bloom, blossom, flower
  2. I flourish; I prosper
  3. I abound with; I am filled with
  4. I am colorful, bright
  5. (of wine) I froth
  6. (Medieval Latin, poetic) I ejaculate; I orgasm.


   Conjugation of flōreō (second conjugation, no supine stem, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present flōreō flōrēs flōret flōrēmus flōrētis flōrent
imperfect flōrēbam flōrēbās flōrēbat flōrēbāmus flōrēbātis flōrēbant
future flōrēbō flōrēbis flōrēbit flōrēbimus flōrēbitis flōrēbunt
perfect flōruī flōruistī flōruit flōruimus flōruistis flōruērunt, flōruēre
pluperfect flōrueram flōruerās flōruerat flōruerāmus flōruerātis flōruerant
future perfect flōruerō flōrueris flōruerit flōruerimus flōrueritis flōruerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present flōream flōreās flōreat flōreāmus flōreātis flōreant
imperfect flōrērem flōrērēs flōrēret flōrērēmus flōrērētis flōrērent
perfect flōruerim flōruerīs flōruerit flōruerīmus flōruerītis flōruerint
pluperfect flōruissem flōruissēs flōruisset flōruissēmus flōruissētis flōruissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present flōrē flōrēte
future flōrētō flōrētō flōrētōte flōrentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives flōrēre flōruisse
participles flōrēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
flōrendī flōrendō flōrendum flōrendō

Derived terms[edit]




  1. dative masculine singular of flōreus
  2. ablative masculine singular of flōreus
  3. dative neuter singular of flōreus
  4. ablative neuter singular of flōreus


  • floreo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • floreo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • floreo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be in the prime of life: aetate florere, vigere
    • to be very rich; to be in a position of affluence: opibus maxime florere
    • to be highly favoured by; to be influential with..: florere gratia alicuius
    • to possess great authority; to be an influential person: auctoritate valere or florere
    • to be very famous, illustrious: gloria, laude florere
    • to have reached the highest pinnacle of eminence: summa gloria florere
    • learning, scientific knowledge is flourishing: artium studia or artes vigent (not florent)
    • to be distinguished as a poet: poetica laude florere
    • to be very eloquent: dicendi arte florere
    • to be a distinguished orator: eloquentiae laude florere
    • to be of noble family: generis antiquitate florere
    • to have great influence: opibus, gratia, auctoritate valere, florere
    • (ambiguous) flowers of rhetoric; embellishments of style: lumina, flores dicendi (De Or. 3. 25. 96)
    • (ambiguous) a glorious expanse of flowers: laetissimi flores (Verr. 4. 48. 107)



floreo m (plural floreos)

  1. (fencing) flourish
  2. (music) flourish
  3. small talk



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