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From re- (back, again) +‎ (go).



redeō (present infinitive redīre, perfect active rediī or redīvī, supine reditum); irregular conjugation, irregular, impersonal in the passive

  1. I go, move, turn or come back; turn around, return, revert, reappear, recur.
    • Gaius Valerus Catullus, Catullus V, line 4
      Soles occidere et redire possunt
      Suns are able to set and to return.
  2. (usually with ad) I am brought or reduced to; arrive at, reach, attain.
  3. (of revenue) I come in, arise, proceed.


Irregular conjugation, but similar to fourth conjugation. The third principal part is most often contracted to rediī, but occasionally appears as redīvī. Redeunt sometimes appears as the lengthened form redīnunt.

   Conjugation of redeō (irregular, impersonal in passive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present redeō redīs redit redīmus redītis redeunt
imperfect redībam redībās redībat redībāmus redībātis redībant
future redībō redībis redībit redībimus redībitis redībunt
perfect rediī, redīvī redīstī, redīvistī rediit, redīvit rediimus redīstis rediērunt, rediēre
pluperfect redieram redierās redierat redierāmus redierātis redierant
future perfect redierō redieris redierit redierimus redieritis redierint
passive present redītur
imperfect redībātur
future redībitur
perfect reditum est
pluperfect reditum erat
future perfect reditum erit
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present redeam redeās redeat redeāmus redeātis redeant
imperfect redīrem redīrēs redīret redīrēmus redīrētis redīrent
perfect redierim redierīs redierit redierīmus redierītis redierint
pluperfect redīssem redīssēs redīsset redīssēmus redīssētis redīssent
passive present redeātur
imperfect redīrētur
perfect reditum sit
pluperfect reditum esset, reditum foret
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present redī redīte
future redītō redītō redītōte redeuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives redīre redīsse reditūrum esse redīrī reditum esse
participles rediēns reditūrus reditum redeundum
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
redeundī redeundō redeundum redeundō reditum reditū

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  • Italian: redire, reddire, riedere


  • redeo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • redeo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • redeo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to return from a journey: ex itinere redire
    • to be reconciled; to make up a quarrel: in gratiam cum aliquo redire
    • to recall to mind a thing or person: in memoriam alicuius redire
    • to return to the right way: in viam redire
    • to reappear on the stage: in scaenam redire
    • to come back to the point: ad propositum reverti, redire
    • to come back to the point: ad rem redire
    • but to return from the digression we have been making: sed redeat, unde aberravit oratio
    • all this means to say: omnia verba huc redeunt
    • to regain one's self-possession: ad se redire
    • to return to one's duties: ad officium redire
    • to recover one's reason, be reasonable again: ad sanitatem reverti, redire
    • to go into mourning: vestem mutare (opp. ad vestitum suum redire) (Planc. 12. 29)
    • to return from exile: in patriam redire
    • the public income from the mines: pecunia publica, quae ex metallis redit
    • the triarii must now fight (proverbially = we are reduced to extremities): res ad triarios redit (Liv. 8. 8)