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From Proto-Italic *linkʷō, from Proto-Indo-European *linékʷti ~ *linkʷénti, from the root *leykʷ-.

Cognate to Ancient Greek λείπω (leípō).



linquō (present infinitive linquere, perfect active līquī, supine līctum); third conjugation, defective

  1. I leave, quit, forsake, depart from.


  • Third conjugation, but lacking the perfect passive participle and the perfect conjugations of the passive voice.
   Conjugation of linquo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present linquō linquis linquit linquimus linquitis linquunt
imperfect linquēbam linquēbās linquēbat linquēbāmus linquēbātis linquēbant
future linquam linquēs linquet linquēmus linquētis linquent
perfect līquī līquistī līquit līquimus līquistis līquērunt, līquēre
pluperfect līqueram līquerās līquerat līquerāmus līquerātis līquerant
future perfect līquerō līqueris līquerit līquerimus līqueritis līquerint
passive present linquor linqueris, linquere linquitur linquimur linquiminī linquuntur
imperfect linquēbar linquēbāris, linquēbāre linquēbātur linquēbāmur linquēbāminī linquēbantur
future linquar linquēris, linquēre linquētur linquēmur linquēminī linquentur
perfect lictus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect lictus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect lictus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present linquam linquās linquat linquāmus linquātis linquant
imperfect linquerem linquerēs linqueret linquerēmus linquerētis linquerent
perfect līquerim līquerīs līquerit līquerīmus līquerītis līquerint
pluperfect līquissem līquissēs līquisset līquissēmus līquissētis līquissent
passive present linquar linquāris, linquāre linquātur linquāmur linquāminī linquantur
imperfect linquerer linquerēris, linquerēre linquerētur linquerēmur linquerēminī linquerentur
perfect lictus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect lictus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present linque linquite
future linquitō linquitō linquitōte linquuntō
passive present linquere linquiminī
future linquitor linquitor linquuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives linquere līquisse lictūrus esse linquī lictus esse lictum īrī
participles linquēns lictūrus lictus linquendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
linquere linquendī linquendō linquendum lictum lictū

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