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From prō- +‎ fluō (flow).



prōfluō (present infinitive prōfluere, perfect active prōfluxī); third conjugation, no passive

  1. (intransitive) I flow or run forth or along; discharge.
  2. (intransitive) I am relaxed.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) I flow or spring forth, issue, proceed.
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) I glide, proceed imperceptibly.


   Conjugation of profluo (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōfluō prōfluis prōfluit prōfluimus prōfluitis prōfluunt
imperfect prōfluēbam prōfluēbās prōfluēbat prōfluēbāmus prōfluēbātis prōfluēbant
future prōfluam prōfluēs prōfluet prōfluēmus prōfluētis prōfluent
perfect prōfluxī prōfluxistī prōfluxit prōfluximus prōfluxistis prōfluxērunt, prōfluxēre
pluperfect prōfluxeram prōfluxerās prōfluxerat prōfluxerāmus prōfluxerātis prōfluxerant
future perfect prōfluxerō prōfluxeris prōfluxerit prōfluxerimus prōfluxeritis prōfluxerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōfluam prōfluās prōfluat prōfluāmus prōfluātis prōfluant
imperfect prōfluerem prōfluerēs prōflueret prōfluerēmus prōfluerētis prōfluerent
perfect prōfluxerim prōfluxerīs prōfluxerit prōfluxerīmus prōfluxerītis prōfluxerint
pluperfect prōfluxissem prōfluxissēs prōfluxisset prōfluxissēmus prōfluxissētis prōfluxissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōflue prōfluite
future prōfluitō prōfluitō prōfluitōte prōfluuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives prōfluere prōfluxisse
participles prōfluēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
prōfluere prōfluendī prōfluendō prōfluendum

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  • profluo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • profluo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • profluo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the Rhine rises in the Alps: Rhenus oritur or profluit ex Alpibus