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  1. first-person singular present indicative of suffragare


Etymology 1[edit]

The etymology of the Latin word is uncertain, with some sources citing Latin suffragari "lend support, vote for someone", from sub "under" + fragor "crash, din, shouts (as of approval)", related to frangere "to break" (related to fraction and fractious "quarrelsome"). Other sources say that attempts to connect suffragium with fragor cannot be taken seriously. Some etymologists think the word may be related to suffrago and may have originally meant an ankle bone or knuckle bone.



suffrāgō (present infinitive suffrāgāre, perfect active suffrāgāvī, supine suffrāgātum); first conjugation

  1. I support; I vote for


   Conjugation of suffrago (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present suffrāgō suffrāgās suffrāgat suffrāgāmus suffrāgātis suffrāgant
imperfect suffrāgābam suffrāgābās suffrāgābat suffrāgābāmus suffrāgābātis suffrāgābant
future suffrāgābō suffrāgābis suffrāgābit suffrāgābimus suffrāgābitis suffrāgābunt
perfect suffrāgāvī suffrāgāvistī suffrāgāvit suffrāgāvimus suffrāgāvistis suffrāgāvērunt, suffrāgāvēre
pluperfect suffrāgāveram suffrāgāverās suffrāgāverat suffrāgāverāmus suffrāgāverātis suffrāgāverant
future perfect suffrāgāverō suffrāgāveris suffrāgāverit suffrāgāverimus suffrāgāveritis suffrāgāverint
passive present suffrāgor suffrāgāris, suffrāgāre suffrāgātur suffrāgāmur suffrāgāminī suffrāgantur
imperfect suffrāgābar suffrāgābāris, suffrāgābāre suffrāgābātur suffrāgābāmur suffrāgābāminī suffrāgābantur
future suffrāgābor suffrāgāberis, suffrāgābere suffrāgābitur suffrāgābimur suffrāgābiminī suffrāgābuntur
perfect suffrāgātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect suffrāgātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect suffrāgātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present suffrāgem suffrāgēs suffrāget suffrāgēmus suffrāgētis suffrāgent
imperfect suffrāgārem suffrāgārēs suffrāgāret suffrāgārēmus suffrāgārētis suffrāgārent
perfect suffrāgāverim suffrāgāverīs suffrāgāverit suffrāgāverīmus suffrāgāverītis suffrāgāverint
pluperfect suffrāgāvissem suffrāgāvissēs suffrāgāvisset suffrāgāvissēmus suffrāgāvissētis suffrāgāvissent
passive present suffrāger suffrāgēris, suffrāgēre suffrāgētur suffrāgēmur suffrāgēminī suffrāgentur
imperfect suffrāgārer suffrāgārēris, suffrāgārēre suffrāgārētur suffrāgārēmur suffrāgārēminī suffrāgārentur
perfect suffrāgātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect suffrāgātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present suffrāgā suffrāgāte
future suffrāgātō suffrāgātō suffrāgātōte suffrāgantō
passive present suffrāgāre suffrāgāminī
future suffrāgātor suffrāgātor suffrāgantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives suffrāgāre suffrāgāvisse suffrāgātūrus esse suffrāgārī suffrāgātus esse suffrāgātum īrī
participles suffrāgāns suffrāgātūrus suffrāgātus suffrāgandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
suffrāgāre suffrāgandī suffrāgandō suffrāgandum suffrāgātum suffrāgātū

Related terms[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

From sub- +‎ *fragō, from from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrāg- (rump, hock, hindquarters), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreg- (to break, crack, split). Cognate with Latin braca (trousers).


suffrāgō f (genitive suffrāginis); third declension

  1. the ham or hough, hock of a quadruped's hind leg


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative suffrāgō suffrāginēs
genitive suffrāginis suffrāginum
dative suffrāginī suffrāginibus
accusative suffrāginem suffrāginēs
ablative suffrāgine suffrāginibus
vocative suffrāgō suffrāginēs