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, limited passive
- (transitive) I move, excite, quicken, arouse.
- (intransitive) I am lively or active.
- This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.