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From per- (through, along; during) +‎ regō (govern, rule; guide).



pergō (present infinitive pergere, perfect active perrexī, supine perrectum); third conjugation

  1. (intransitive) I go on, proceed, hasten, press on.
  2. (transitive) I continue, go on or proceed with something.
  3. (transitive) I wake up, awaken, arouse.


   Conjugation of pergo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pergō pergis pergit pergimus pergitis pergunt
imperfect pergēbam pergēbās pergēbat pergēbāmus pergēbātis pergēbant
future pergam pergēs perget pergēmus pergētis pergent
perfect perrexī perrexistī perrexit perreximus perrexistis perrexērunt, perrexēre
pluperfect perrexeram perrexerās perrexerat perrexerāmus perrexerātis perrexerant
future perfect perrexerō perrexeris perrexerit perrexerimus perrexeritis perrexerint
passive present pergor pergeris, pergere pergitur pergimur pergiminī perguntur
imperfect pergēbar pergēbāris, pergēbāre pergēbātur pergēbāmur pergēbāminī pergēbantur
future pergar pergēris, pergēre pergētur pergēmur pergēminī pergentur
perfect perrectus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect perrectus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect perrectus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pergam pergās pergat pergāmus pergātis pergant
imperfect pergerem pergerēs pergeret pergerēmus pergerētis pergerent
perfect perrexerim perrexerīs perrexerit perrexerīmus perrexerītis perrexerint
pluperfect perrexissem perrexissēs perrexisset perrexissēmus perrexissētis perrexissent
passive present pergar pergāris, pergāre pergātur pergāmur pergāminī pergantur
imperfect pergerer pergerēris, pergerēre pergerētur pergerēmur pergerēminī pergerentur
perfect perrectus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect perrectus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perge pergite
future pergitō pergitō pergitōte perguntō
passive present pergere pergiminī
future pergitor pergitor perguntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives pergere perrexisse perrectūrus esse pergī perrectus esse perrectum īrī
participles pergēns perrectūrus perrectus pergendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
pergere pergendī pergendō pergendum perrectum perrectū

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  • pergo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pergo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pergo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to go into exile: in exsilium ire, pergere, proficisci
    • to pass on: ad reliqua pergamus, progrediamur