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From Proto-Italic *sekʷōr, from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- ‎(to follow). Cognates include Sanskrit सचते ‎(sácate) and Ancient Greek ἕπομαι ‎(hépomai).



sequor ‎(present infinitive sequī, perfect active secūtus sum); third conjugation, deponent

  1. I follow, come or go after.
    • Virgil
      Cēdāmus Phoebō et, monitī, meliōra sequāmur
      Let us yield to Phoebus and, having been warned, let us follow better [paths].
    • Ovid
      Video meliora, proboque, deteriora sequor
      I see better things, and approve them, but I follow the worse.
    • Cato the Elder
      Rem tene, verba sequentur
      Grasp the matter, the words will follow


   Conjugation of sequor (third conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sequor sequeris, sequere sequitur sequimur sequiminī sequuntur
imperfect sequēbar sequēbāris, sequēbāre sequēbātur sequēbāmur sequēbāminī sequēbantur
future sequar sequēris, sequēre sequētur sequēmur sequēminī sequentur
perfect secūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect secūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect secūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sequar sequāris, sequāre sequātur sequāmur sequāminī sequantur
imperfect sequerer sequerēris, sequerēre sequerētur sequerēmur sequerēminī sequerentur
perfect secūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect secūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sequere sequiminī
future sequitor sequitor sequuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives sequī secūtus esse secūtūrus esse secūtum īrī
participles sequēns secūtus secūtūrus sequendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
sequī sequendī sequendō sequendum secūtum secūtū

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  • sequor” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.