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From sub- (under; behind; at the foot of;) +‎ fodiō (dig)



suffodiō (present infinitive suffodere, perfect active suffōdī, supine suffossum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I dig or pierce underneath, dig or burrow under, pierce or bore through; sap, undermine
  2. I pierce, stab or prod underneath or below.


   Conjugation of suffodio (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present suffodiō suffodis suffodit suffodimus suffoditis suffodiunt
imperfect suffodiēbam suffodiēbās suffodiēbat suffodiēbāmus suffodiēbātis suffodiēbant
future suffodiam suffodiēs suffodiet suffodiēmus suffodiētis suffodient
perfect suffōdī suffōdistī suffōdit suffōdimus suffōdistis suffōdērunt, suffōdēre
pluperfect suffōderam suffōderās suffōderat suffōderāmus suffōderātis suffōderant
future perfect suffōderō suffōderis suffōderit suffōderimus suffōderitis suffōderint
passive present suffodior suffoderis, suffodere suffoditur suffodimur suffodiminī suffodiuntur
imperfect suffodiēbar suffodiēbāris, suffodiēbāre suffodiēbātur suffodiēbāmur suffodiēbāminī suffodiēbantur
future suffodiar suffodiēris, suffodiēre suffodiētur suffodiēmur suffodiēminī suffodientur
perfect suffossus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect suffossus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect suffossus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present suffodiam suffodiās suffodiat suffodiāmus suffodiātis suffodiant
imperfect suffoderem suffoderēs suffoderet suffoderēmus suffoderētis suffoderent
perfect suffōderim suffōderīs suffōderit suffōderīmus suffōderītis suffōderint
pluperfect suffōdissem suffōdissēs suffōdisset suffōdissēmus suffōdissētis suffōdissent
passive present suffodiar suffodiāris, suffodiāre suffodiātur suffodiāmur suffodiāminī suffodiantur
imperfect suffoderer suffoderēris, suffoderēre suffoderētur suffoderēmur suffoderēminī suffoderentur
perfect suffossus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect suffossus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present suffode suffodite
future suffoditō suffoditō suffoditōte suffodiuntō
passive present suffodere suffodiminī
future suffoditor suffoditor suffodiuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives suffodere suffōdisse suffossūrus esse suffodī suffossus esse suffossum īrī
participles suffodiēns suffossūrus suffossus suffodiendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
suffodere suffodiendī suffodiendō suffodiendum suffossum suffossū

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  • suffodio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • suffodio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • suffodio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette