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From Proto-Italic *weɣō, from Proto-Indo-European *wéǵʰeti, from the root *weǵʰ- ‎(to ride).

Cognate with Ancient Greek ἔχος ‎(ékhos), Sanskrit वहति ‎(vahati), Persian وز ‎(væz), Old English wegan.


(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈwe.hoː/, [ˈwɛ.hoː]


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

  1. I carry, bear, convey, transport
  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 veho (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 vēxī vēxistī vēxit vēximus vēxistis vēxērunt, vēxēre
pluperfect vēxeram vēxerās vēxerat vēxerāmus vēxerātis vēxerant
future perfect vēxerō vēxeris vēxerit vēxerimus vēxeritis vēxerint
passive present vehor veheris, vehere vehitur vehimur vehiminī vehuntur
imperfect vehēbar vehēbāris, vehēbāre vehēbātur vehēbāmur vehēbāminī vehēbantur
future vehar vehēris, vehēre 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 vēxerim vēxerīs vēxerit vēxerīmus vēxerītis vēxerint
pluperfect vēxissem vēxissēs vēxisset vēxissēmus vēxissētis vēxissent
passive present vehar vehāris, vehāre vehātur vehāmur vehāminī vehantur
imperfect veherer veherēris, veherēre 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 vēxisse vectūrus esse vehī vectus esse vectum īrī
participles vehēns vectūrus vectus vehendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
vehere vehendī vehendō vehendum vectum vectū


Derived terms[edit]



  • veho in Charlton T. Lewis & 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 Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to drive: curru vehi, in rheda (Mil. 21. 55)
    • to ride: equo vehi