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From sub- +‎ dūcō (lead; draw).



subdūcō (present infinitive subdūcere, perfect active subdūxī, supine subductum); third conjugation, irregular short imperative

  1. I draw from under or below; draw, lift or pull up, raise.
  2. (nautical) I draw or haul up onto land, beach.
  3. I draw, take or lead away, carry off, withdraw, remove, subtract, reduce
  4. I rescue.
  5. (military) I draw off forces from one position to another; withdraw, transfer.
  6. I take away secretly, steal, hide, purloin.
  7. (with reflexive) I take myself away secretly, steal away, sneak off, withdraw.
  8. (figuratively) I draw up, reckon, compute, calculate, balance; deliberate.


   Conjugation of subdūcō (third conjugation, irregular short imperative)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present subdūcō subdūcis subdūcit subdūcimus subdūcitis subdūcunt
imperfect subdūcēbam subdūcēbās subdūcēbat subdūcēbāmus subdūcēbātis subdūcēbant
future subdūcam subdūcēs subdūcet subdūcēmus subdūcētis subdūcent
perfect subdūxī subdūxistī subdūxit subdūximus subdūxistis subdūxērunt, subdūxēre
pluperfect subdūxeram subdūxerās subdūxerat subdūxerāmus subdūxerātis subdūxerant
future perfect subdūxerō subdūxeris subdūxerit subdūxerimus subdūxeritis subdūxerint
passive present subdūcor subdūceris, subdūcere subdūcitur subdūcimur subdūciminī subdūcuntur
imperfect subdūcēbar subdūcēbāris, subdūcēbāre subdūcēbātur subdūcēbāmur subdūcēbāminī subdūcēbantur
future subdūcar subdūcēris, subdūcēre subdūcētur subdūcēmur subdūcēminī subdūcentur
perfect subductus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect subductus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect subductus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present subdūcam subdūcās subdūcat subdūcāmus subdūcātis subdūcant
imperfect subdūcerem subdūcerēs subdūceret subdūcerēmus subdūcerētis subdūcerent
perfect subdūxerim subdūxerīs subdūxerit subdūxerīmus subdūxerītis subdūxerint
pluperfect subdūxissem subdūxissēs subdūxisset subdūxissēmus subdūxissētis subdūxissent
passive present subdūcar subdūcāris, subdūcāre subdūcātur subdūcāmur subdūcāminī subdūcantur
imperfect subdūcerer subdūcerēris, subdūcerēre subdūcerētur subdūcerēmur subdūcerēminī subdūcerentur
perfect subductus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect subductus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present subdūc, subdūce subdūcite
future subdūcitō subdūcitō subdūcitōte subdūcuntō
passive present subdūcere subdūciminī
future subdūcitor subdūcitor subdūcuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives subdūcere subdūxisse subductūrum esse subdūcī subductum esse subductum īrī
participles subdūcēns subductūrus subductus subdūcendus, subdūcundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
subdūcendī subdūcendō subdūcendum subdūcendō subductum subductū

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  • English: subdue, subduct


  • subduco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • subduco in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • subduco in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • to go through accounts, make a valuation of a thing: rationem alicuius rei inire, subducere
    • to haul up a boat: navem subducere (in aridum)