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Old verb from Proto-Italic *wegeō, from earlier *wegejō, from Proto-Indo-European *woǵ-éye-, causative verb from *weǵ- (to be lively). Confer with the stative vigeō.



vegeō (present infinitive vegēre, perfect active veguī); second conjugation, no supine stem, limited passive

  1. (transitive) I move, excite, quicken, arouse.
  2. (intransitive) I am lively or active.


  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
   Conjugation of vegeō (second conjugation, no supine stem, only third-person forms in passive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vegeō vegēs veget vegēmus vegētis vegent
imperfect vegēbam vegēbās vegēbat vegēbāmus vegēbātis vegēbant
future vegēbō vegēbis vegēbit vegēbimus vegēbitis vegēbunt
perfect veguī veguistī veguit veguimus veguistis veguērunt, veguēre
pluperfect vegueram veguerās veguerat veguerāmus veguerātis veguerant
future perfect veguerō vegueris veguerit veguerimus vegueritis veguerint
passive present vegētur vegentur
imperfect vegēbātur vegēbantur
future vegēbitur vegēbuntur
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vegeam vegeās vegeat vegeāmus vegeātis vegeant
imperfect vegērem vegērēs vegēret vegērēmus vegērētis vegērent
perfect veguerim veguerīs veguerit veguerīmus veguerītis veguerint
pluperfect veguissem veguissēs veguisset veguissēmus veguissētis veguissent
passive present vegeātur vegeantur
imperfect vegērētur vegērentur
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vegē vegēte
future vegētō vegētō vegētōte vegentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives vegēre veguisse vegērī
participles vegēns vegendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
vegendī vegendō vegendum vegendō

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