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From ob- +‎ dūcō (lead).





obdūcō (present infinitive obdūcere, perfect active obdūxī, supine obductum); third conjugation, irregular short imperative

  1. to lead, conduct, bring or draw towards, before, forward or against
  2. to cover by drawing over; cover over, overlay, overspread, surround, envelop; heal; conceal
  3. to close, shut up, bar; block
  4. to draw in, drink down, swallow, down
  5. to swallow up, overwhelm
  6. (of the brow) to wrinkle, contract
  7. (Late Latin) to injure, harm
  8. (figuratively) to draw out, pass, spend


   Conjugation of obdūcō (third conjugation, irregular short imperative)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obdūcō obdūcis obdūcit obdūcimus obdūcitis obdūcunt
imperfect obdūcēbam obdūcēbās obdūcēbat obdūcēbāmus obdūcēbātis obdūcēbant
future obdūcam obdūcēs obdūcet obdūcēmus obdūcētis obdūcent
perfect obdūxī obdūxistī obdūxit obdūximus obdūxistis obdūxērunt,
pluperfect obdūxeram obdūxerās obdūxerat obdūxerāmus obdūxerātis obdūxerant
future perfect obdūxerō obdūxeris obdūxerit obdūxerimus obdūxeritis obdūxerint
passive present obdūcor obdūceris,
obdūcitur obdūcimur obdūciminī obdūcuntur
imperfect obdūcēbar obdūcēbāris,
obdūcēbātur obdūcēbāmur obdūcēbāminī obdūcēbantur
future obdūcar obdūcēris,
obdūcētur obdūcēmur obdūcēminī obdūcentur
perfect obductus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect obductus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect obductus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obdūcam obdūcās obdūcat obdūcāmus obdūcātis obdūcant
imperfect obdūcerem obdūcerēs obdūceret obdūcerēmus obdūcerētis obdūcerent
perfect obdūxerim obdūxerīs obdūxerit obdūxerīmus obdūxerītis obdūxerint
pluperfect obdūxissem obdūxissēs obdūxisset obdūxissēmus obdūxissētis obdūxissent
passive present obdūcar obdūcāris,
obdūcātur obdūcāmur obdūcāminī obdūcantur
imperfect obdūcerer obdūcerēris,
obdūcerētur obdūcerēmur obdūcerēminī obdūcerentur
perfect obductus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect obductus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obdūc,
future obdūcitō obdūcitō obdūcitōte obdūcuntō
passive present obdūcere obdūciminī
future obdūcitor obdūcitor obdūcuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives obdūcere obdūxisse obductūrum esse obdūcī obductum esse obductum īrī
participles obdūcēns obductūrus obductus obdūcendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
obdūcendī obdūcendō obdūcendum obdūcendō obductum obductū

Derived terms



  • English: obduce


  • obduco”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • obduco”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • obduco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to render insensible to pain: callum obducere dolori (Tusc. 2. 15. 36)