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From subter (under) and fugio (I flee).



subterfugiō (present infinitive subterfugere, perfect active subterfūgī); third conjugation iō-variant, no passive

  1. I flee secretly or by stealth
  2. I escape, I shun, I evade, I avoid
    Subterfugio poenam.
    I avoid punishment.


   Conjugation of subterfugio (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present subterfugiō subterfugiis subterfugiit subterfugiimus subterfugiitis subterfugiunt
imperfect subterfugiēbam subterfugiēbās subterfugiēbat subterfugiēbāmus subterfugiēbātis subterfugiēbant
future subterfugiam subterfugiēs subterfugiet subterfugiēmus subterfugiētis subterfugient
perfect subterfugī subterfugistī subterfugit subterfugimus subterfugistis subterfugērunt, subterfugēre
pluperfect subterfugeram subterfugerās subterfugerat subterfugerāmus subterfugerātis subterfugerant
future perfect subterfugerō subterfugeris subterfugerit subterfugerimus subterfugeritis subterfugerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present subterfugiam subterfugiās subterfugiat subterfugiāmus subterfugiātis subterfugiant
imperfect subterfugierem subterfugierēs subterfugieret subterfugierēmus subterfugierētis subterfugierent
perfect subterfugerim subterfugerīs subterfugerit subterfugerīmus subterfugerītis subterfugerint
pluperfect subterfugissem subterfugissēs subterfugisset subterfugissēmus subterfugissētis subterfugissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present subterfugie subterfugiite
future subterfugiitō subterfugiitō subterfugiitōte subterfugiuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives subterfugiere subterfugisse
participles subterfugiēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
subterfugiere subterfugiendī subterfugiendō subterfugiendum




Borrowed from Medieval Latin subterfugium, from Latin subterfugio (I flee secretly), from subter (under) and fugio (I flee).


subterfugio m (plural subterfugios)

  1. subterfuge