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From Proto-Italic *weɣō, from Proto-Indo-European *wéǵʰeti, from the root *weǵʰ- (to ride). Cognate with Arcadocypriot Greek ϝέχω (wékhō), Sanskrit वहति (vahati), Persian وز(vaz), Old English wegan.



vehō (present infinitive vehere, perfect active vexī, supine vectum); third conjugation

  1. I carry, bear, convey, transport
    Synonyms: ferō, portō, trahō, ago, vectō, dūcō, gerō, efferō, dēdūcō, prōdūcō, addūcō, trādūcō
  2. (passive) I ride; I am borne.

Usage notes[edit]

  • May be used to mean carried by a person, riding a horse, ferried by ship, and many other means of conveyance. Uses ablative of means.


   Conjugation of vehō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vehō vehis vehit vehimus vehitis vehunt
imperfect vehēbam vehēbās vehēbat vehēbāmus vehēbātis vehēbant
future veham vehēs vehet vehēmus vehētis vehent
perfect vexī vexistī vexit veximus vexistis vexērunt,
pluperfect vexeram vexerās vexerat vexerāmus vexerātis vexerant
future perfect vexerō vexeris vexerit vexerimus vexeritis vexerint
passive present vehor veheris,
vehitur vehimur vehiminī vehuntur
imperfect vehēbar vehēbāris,
vehēbātur vehēbāmur vehēbāminī vehēbantur
future vehar vehēris,
vehētur vehēmur vehēminī vehentur
perfect vectus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect vectus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect vectus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present veham vehās vehat vehāmus vehātis vehant
imperfect veherem veherēs veheret veherēmus veherētis veherent
perfect vexerim vexerīs vexerit vexerīmus vexerītis vexerint
pluperfect vexissem vexissēs vexisset vexissēmus vexissētis vexissent
passive present vehar vehāris,
vehātur vehāmur vehāminī vehantur
imperfect veherer veherēris,
veherētur veherēmur veherēminī veherentur
perfect vectus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect vectus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vehe vehite
future vehitō vehitō vehitōte vehuntō
passive present vehere vehiminī
future vehitor vehitor vehuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives vehere vexisse vectūrum esse vehī vectum esse vectum īrī
participles vehēns vectūrus vectus vehendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
vehendī vehendō vehendum vehendō vectum vectū

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  • Ido: vehar


  • veho”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • veho”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • veho in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to drive: curru vehi, in rheda (Mil. 21. 55)
    • to ride: equo vehi