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From sub- (under, beneath; behind) +‎ legō (gather, choose).



sublegō (present infinitive sublegere, perfect active sublēgī, supine sublēctum); third conjugation

  1. I gather or pick up or from below, gather or search for underneath.
  2. I take away secretly or by stealth; listen to secretly.
  3. I choose or elect in the place of another, appoint, substitute.


   Conjugation of sublegō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sublegō sublegis sublegit sublegimus sublegitis sublegunt
imperfect sublegēbam sublegēbās sublegēbat sublegēbāmus sublegēbātis sublegēbant
future sublegam sublegēs subleget sublegēmus sublegētis sublegent
perfect sublēgī sublēgistī sublēgit sublēgimus sublēgistis sublēgērunt, sublēgēre
pluperfect sublēgeram sublēgerās sublēgerat sublēgerāmus sublēgerātis sublēgerant
future perfect sublēgerō sublēgeris sublēgerit sublēgerimus sublēgeritis sublēgerint
passive present sublegor sublegeris, sublegere sublegitur sublegimur sublegiminī subleguntur
imperfect sublegēbar sublegēbāris, sublegēbāre sublegēbātur sublegēbāmur sublegēbāminī sublegēbantur
future sublegar sublegēris, sublegēre sublegētur sublegēmur sublegēminī sublegentur
perfect sublēctus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect sublēctus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect sublēctus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sublegam sublegās sublegat sublegāmus sublegātis sublegant
imperfect sublegerem sublegerēs sublegeret sublegerēmus sublegerētis sublegerent
perfect sublēgerim sublēgerīs sublēgerit sublēgerīmus sublēgerītis sublēgerint
pluperfect sublēgissem sublēgissēs sublēgisset sublēgissēmus sublēgissētis sublēgissent
passive present sublegar sublegāris, sublegāre sublegātur sublegāmur sublegāminī sublegantur
imperfect sublegerer sublegerēris, sublegerēre sublegerētur sublegerēmur sublegerēminī sublegerentur
perfect sublēctus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect sublēctus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sublege sublegite
future sublegitō sublegitō sublegitōte subleguntō
passive present sublegere sublegiminī
future sublegitor sublegitor subleguntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives sublegere sublēgisse sublēctūrum esse sublegī sublēctum esse sublēctum īrī
participles sublegēns sublēctūrus sublēctus sublegendus, sublegundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
sublegendī sublegendō sublegendum sublegendō sublēctum sublēctū

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