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From in- (in) +‎ flectō (I bend).



īnflectō (present infinitive īnflectere, perfect active īnflēxī, supine īnflexus); third conjugation

  1. I bend, curve, bow
  2. I turn aside
  3. (figuratively) I alter, influence, affect
  4. (grammar) I mark or pronounce with a circumflex accent


   Conjugation of inflecto (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnflectō īnflectis īnflectit īnflectimus īnflectitis īnflectunt
imperfect īnflectēbam īnflectēbās īnflectēbat īnflectēbāmus īnflectēbātis īnflectēbant
future īnflectam īnflectēs īnflectet īnflectēmus īnflectētis īnflectent
perfect īnflēxī īnflēxistī īnflēxit īnflēximus īnflēxistis īnflēxērunt, īnflēxēre
pluperfect īnflēxeram īnflēxerās īnflēxerat īnflēxerāmus īnflēxerātis īnflēxerant
future perfect īnflēxerō īnflēxeris īnflēxerit īnflēxerimus īnflēxeritis īnflēxerint
passive present īnflector īnflecteris, īnflectere īnflectitur īnflectimur īnflectiminī īnflectuntur
imperfect īnflectēbar īnflectēbāris, īnflectēbāre īnflectēbātur īnflectēbāmur īnflectēbāminī īnflectēbantur
future īnflectar īnflectēris, īnflectēre īnflectētur īnflectēmur īnflectēminī īnflectentur
perfect īnflexus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect īnflexus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect īnflexus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnflectam īnflectās īnflectat īnflectāmus īnflectātis īnflectant
imperfect īnflecterem īnflecterēs īnflecteret īnflecterēmus īnflecterētis īnflecterent
perfect īnflēxerim īnflēxerīs īnflēxerit īnflēxerīmus īnflēxerītis īnflēxerint
pluperfect īnflēxissem īnflēxissēs īnflēxisset īnflēxissēmus īnflēxissētis īnflēxissent
passive present īnflectar īnflectāris, īnflectāre īnflectātur īnflectāmur īnflectāminī īnflectantur
imperfect īnflecterer īnflecterēris, īnflecterēre īnflecterētur īnflecterēmur īnflecterēminī īnflecterentur
perfect īnflexus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect īnflexus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present īnflecte īnflectite
future īnflectitō īnflectitō īnflectitōte īnflectuntō
passive present īnflectere īnflectiminī
future īnflectitor īnflectitor īnflectuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives īnflectere īnflēxisse īnflexūrus esse īnflectī īnflexus esse īnflexum īrī
participles īnflectēns īnflexūrus īnflexus īnflectendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
īnflectere īnflectendī īnflectendō īnflectendum īnflexum īnflexū



  • inflecto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • inflecto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • inflecto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette