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From genū (knee) + flectō (bend), literally meaning "I bend the knee".



genūflectō (present infinitive genūflectere, perfect active genūflexī, supine genūflexum); third conjugation

  1. (intransitive) I kneel down, I bend the knee, I genuflect.


   Conjugation of genuflecto (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present genūflectō genūflectis genūflectit genūflectimus genūflectitis genūflectunt
imperfect genūflectēbam genūflectēbās genūflectēbat genūflectēbāmus genūflectēbātis genūflectēbant
future genūflectam genūflectēs genūflectet genūflectēmus genūflectētis genūflectent
perfect genūflexī genūflexistī genūflexit genūfleximus genūflexistis genūflexērunt, genūflexēre
pluperfect genūflexeram genūflexerās genūflexerat genūflexerāmus genūflexerātis genūflexerant
future perfect genūflexerō genūflexeris genūflexerit genūflexerimus genūflexeritis genūflexerint
passive present genūflector genūflecteris, genūflectere genūflectitur genūflectimur genūflectiminī genūflectuntur
imperfect genūflectēbar genūflectēbāris, genūflectēbāre genūflectēbātur genūflectēbāmur genūflectēbāminī genūflectēbantur
future genūflectar genūflectēris, genūflectēre genūflectētur genūflectēmur genūflectēminī genūflectentur
perfect genūflexus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect genūflexus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect genūflexus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present genūflectam genūflectās genūflectat genūflectāmus genūflectātis genūflectant
imperfect genūflecterem genūflecterēs genūflecteret genūflecterēmus genūflecterētis genūflecterent
perfect genūflexerim genūflexerīs genūflexerit genūflexerīmus genūflexerītis genūflexerint
pluperfect genūflexissem genūflexissēs genūflexisset genūflexissēmus genūflexissētis genūflexissent
passive present genūflectar genūflectāris, genūflectāre genūflectātur genūflectāmur genūflectāminī genūflectantur
imperfect genūflecterer genūflecterēris, genūflecterēre genūflecterētur genūflecterēmur genūflecterēminī genūflecterentur
perfect genūflexus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect genūflexus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present genūflecte genūflectite
future genūflectitō genūflectitō genūflectitōte genūflectuntō
passive present genūflectere genūflectiminī
future genūflectitor genūflectitor genūflectuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives genūflectere genūflexisse genūflexūrus esse genūflectī genūflexus esse genūflexum īrī
participles genūflectēns genūflexūrus genūflexus genūflectendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
genūflectere genūflectendī genūflectendō genūflectendum genūflexum genūflexū