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From indu- +‎ egeō (I need).



indigeō (present infinitive indigēre, perfect active indiguī); second conjugation, limited passive

  1. I need, want, require, lack
  2. I long for, desire


  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
   Conjugation of indigeo (second conjugation, only third-person forms in passive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present indigeō indigēs indiget indigēmus indigētis indigent
imperfect indigēbam indigēbās indigēbat indigēbāmus indigēbātis indigēbant
future indigēbō indigēbis indigēbit indigēbimus indigēbitis indigēbunt
perfect indiguī indiguistī indiguit indiguimus indiguistis indiguērunt, indiguēre
pluperfect indigueram indiguerās indiguerat indiguerāmus indiguerātis indiguerant
future perfect indiguerō indigueris indiguerit indiguerimus indigueritis indiguerint
passive present indigētur indigentur
imperfect indigēbātur indigēbantur
future indigēbitur indigēbuntur
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present indigeam indigeās indigeat indigeāmus indigeātis indigeant
imperfect indigērem indigērēs indigēret indigērēmus indigērētis indigērent
perfect indiguerim indiguerīs indiguerit indiguerīmus indiguerītis indiguerint
pluperfect indiguissem indiguissēs indiguisset indiguissēmus indiguissētis indiguissent
passive present indigeātur indigeantur
imperfect indigērētur indigērentur
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present indigē indigēte
future indigētō indigētō indigētōte indigentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives indigēre indiguisse indigērī
participles indigēns indigendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
indigēre indigendī indigendō indigendum

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