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Derived from re- +‎ linquo (to leave).



relinquō (present infinitive relinquere, perfect active relīquī, supine relictum); third conjugation

  1. I abandon, I relinquish, I leave (behind)


   Conjugation of relinquo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present relinquō relinquis relinquit relinquimus relinquitis relinquunt
imperfect relinquēbam relinquēbās relinquēbat relinquēbāmus relinquēbātis relinquēbant
future relinquam relinquēs relinquet relinquēmus relinquētis relinquent
perfect relīquī relīquistī relīquit relīquimus relīquistis relīquērunt, relīquēre
pluperfect relīqueram relīquerās relīquerat relīquerāmus relīquerātis relīquerant
future perfect relīquerō relīqueris relīquerit relīquerimus relīqueritis relīquerint
passive present relinquor relinqueris, relinquere relinquitur relinquimur relinquiminī relinquuntur
imperfect relinquēbar relinquēbāris, relinquēbāre relinquēbātur relinquēbāmur relinquēbāminī relinquēbantur
future relinquar relinquēris, relinquēre relinquētur relinquēmur relinquēminī relinquentur
perfect relictus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect relictus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect relictus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present relinquam relinquās relinquat relinquāmus relinquātis relinquant
imperfect relinquerem relinquerēs relinqueret relinquerēmus relinquerētis relinquerent
perfect relīquerim relīquerīs relīquerit relīquerīmus relīquerītis relīquerint
pluperfect relīquissem relīquissēs relīquisset relīquissēmus relīquissētis relīquissent
passive present relinquar relinquāris, relinquāre relinquātur relinquāmur relinquāminī relinquantur
imperfect relinquerer relinquerēris, relinquerēre relinquerētur relinquerēmur relinquerēminī relinquerentur
perfect relictus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect relictus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present relinque relinquite
future relinquitō relinquitō relinquitōte relinquuntō
passive present relinquere relinquiminī
future relinquitor relinquitor relinquuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives relinquere relīquisse relictūrus esse relinquī relictus esse relictum īrī
participles relinquēns relictūrus relictus relinquendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
relinquere relinquendī relinquendō relinquendum relictum relictū

Derived terms[edit]



  • relinquo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • relinquo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • relinquo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to overtake and pass some one: post se relinquere aliquem
    • a man loses his senses, becomes unconscious: animus relinquit aliquem
    • to leave a great reputation behind one: magnam sui famam relinquere
    • to leave a thing undecided: aliquid in medio, in dubio relinquere (Cael. 20. 48)
    • to leave a thing undecided: aliquid dubium, incertum relinquere
    • to leave a point undecided: in controversia relinquere aliquid
    • to follow the standards: signa sequi (opp. a signis discedere, signa relinquere)
    • to leave troops to guard the camp: praesidio castris milites relinquere
    • to give up an assault, a siege: oppugnationem, obsidionem relinquere
    • let us leave that undecided: hoc in medio relinquamus
    • (ambiguous) something has been left as a legacy by some one: hereditate aliquid relictum est ab aliquo