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sub- +‎ currō



succurrō (present infinitive succurrere, perfect active succurrī, supine succursum); third conjugation

  1. (with dative) I help, aid.
    Potesne mihi succurrere, quaeso?
    Can you help me please?
    Hic locus est ubi mortui gaudent succurrere vivis
    This place is where the dead delight in helping the living.
  2. (with dative) I run to help, to run to the aid of
    "Succurrit inimicus illi Vorenus"
    Vorenus, hostile to this man, runs for help.
  3. I run beneath, go under; to undergo.
  4. (of ideas) I come to mind.


   Conjugation of succurrō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present succurrō succurris succurrit succurrimus succurritis succurrunt
imperfect succurrēbam succurrēbās succurrēbat succurrēbāmus succurrēbātis succurrēbant
future succurram succurrēs succurret succurrēmus succurrētis succurrent
perfect succurrī succurristī succurrit succurrimus succurristis succurrērunt, succurrēre
pluperfect succurreram succurrerās succurrerat succurrerāmus succurrerātis succurrerant
future perfect succurrerō succurreris succurrerit succurrerimus succurreritis succurrerint
passive present succurror succurreris, succurrere succurritur succurrimur succurriminī succurruntur
imperfect succurrēbar succurrēbāris, succurrēbāre succurrēbātur succurrēbāmur succurrēbāminī succurrēbantur
future succurrar succurrēris, succurrēre succurrētur succurrēmur succurrēminī succurrentur
perfect succursus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect succursus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect succursus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present succurram succurrās succurrat succurrāmus succurrātis succurrant
imperfect succurrerem succurrerēs succurreret succurrerēmus succurrerētis succurrerent
perfect succurrerim succurrerīs succurrerit succurrerīmus succurrerītis succurrerint
pluperfect succurrissem succurrissēs succurrisset succurrissēmus succurrissētis succurrissent
passive present succurrar succurrāris, succurrāre succurrātur succurrāmur succurrāminī succurrantur
imperfect succurrerer succurrerēris, succurrerēre succurrerētur succurrerēmur succurrerēminī succurrerentur
perfect succursus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect succursus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present succurre succurrite
future succurritō succurritō succurritōte succurruntō
passive present succurrere succurriminī
future succurritor succurritor succurruntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives succurrere succurrisse succursūrum esse succurrī succursum esse succursum īrī
participles succurrēns succursūrus succursus succurrendus, succurrundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
succurrendī succurrendō succurrendum succurrendō succursum succursū

Derived terms[edit]



  • succurro in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • succurro in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • succurro in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • an idea strikes me: illud succurrit mihi