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inter- +‎ faciō (do, make)

For the semantic development, compare the English euphemism do away with.[1]



interficiō (present infinitive interficere, perfect active interfēcī, supine interfectum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I kill, destroy, assassinate, slay.


   Conjugation of interficiō (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present interficiō interficis interficit interficimus interficitis interficiunt
imperfect interficiēbam interficiēbās interficiēbat interficiēbāmus interficiēbātis interficiēbant
future interficiam interficiēs interficiet interficiēmus interficiētis interficient
perfect interfēcī interfēcistī interfēcit interfēcimus interfēcistis interfēcērunt, interfēcēre
pluperfect interfēceram interfēcerās interfēcerat interfēcerāmus interfēcerātis interfēcerant
future perfect interfēcerō interfēceris interfēcerit interfēcerimus interfēceritis interfēcerint
passive present interficior interficeris, interficere interficitur interficimur interficiminī interficiuntur
imperfect interficiēbar interficiēbāris, interficiēbāre interficiēbātur interficiēbāmur interficiēbāminī interficiēbantur
future interficiar interficiēris, interficiēre interficiētur interficiēmur interficiēminī interficientur
perfect interfectus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect interfectus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect interfectus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present interficiam interficiās interficiat interficiāmus interficiātis interficiant
imperfect interficerem interficerēs interficeret interficerēmus interficerētis interficerent
perfect interfēcerim interfēcerīs interfēcerit interfēcerīmus interfēcerītis interfēcerint
pluperfect interfēcissem interfēcissēs interfēcisset interfēcissēmus interfēcissētis interfēcissent
passive present interficiar interficiāris, interficiāre interficiātur interficiāmur interficiāminī interficiantur
imperfect interficerer interficerēris, interficerēre interficerētur interficerēmur interficerēminī interficerentur
perfect interfectus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect interfectus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present interfice interficite
future interficitō interficitō interficitōte interficiuntō
passive present interficere interficiminī
future interficitor interficitor interficiuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives interficere interfēcisse interfectūrum esse interficī interfectum esse interfectum īrī
participles interficiēns interfectūrus interfectus interficiendus, interficiundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
interficiendī interficiendō interficiendum interficiendō interfectum interfectū

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  • interficio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • interficio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  1. ^ Adams, J. N. (1972), “On the Authorship of the Historia Augusta”, in Classical Quarterly[1], volume 22, issue 1, pages 186–194