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  1. first-person singular present indicative form of vexar




  1. first-person singular present indicative of ver


Alternative forms[edit]


From Proto-Indo-European *gʷegs-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷog- (to shake, swing). Cognate with Old English cweccan (to shake, swing, move, vibrate; shake off, give up). More at quake.



vexō (present infinitive vexāre, perfect active vexāvī, supine vexātum); first conjugation

  1. I shake or jolt violently.
  2. I harass, annoy.
  3. I vex, trouble (strong term, involving violence)
  4. I persecute


   Conjugation of vexō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vexō vexās vexat vexāmus vexātis vexant
imperfect vexābam vexābās vexābat vexābāmus vexābātis vexābant
future vexābō vexābis vexābit vexābimus vexābitis vexābunt
perfect vexāvī vexāvistī, vexāstī1 vexāvit vexāvimus vexāvistis, vexāstis1 vexāvērunt, vexāvēre
pluperfect vexāveram vexāverās vexāverat vexāverāmus vexāverātis vexāverant
future perfect vexāverō vexāveris vexāverit vexāverimus vexāveritis vexāverint
passive present vexor vexāris, vexāre vexātur vexāmur vexāminī vexantur
imperfect vexābar vexābāris, vexābāre vexābātur vexābāmur vexābāminī vexābantur
future vexābor vexāberis, vexābere vexābitur vexābimur vexābiminī vexābuntur
perfect vexātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect vexātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect vexātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vexem vexēs vexet vexēmus vexētis vexent
imperfect vexārem vexārēs vexāret vexārēmus vexārētis vexārent
perfect vexāverim vexāverīs vexāverit vexāverīmus vexāverītis vexāverint
pluperfect vexāvissem, vexāssem1 vexāvissēs, vexāssēs1 vexāvisset, vexāsset1 vexāvissēmus, vexāssēmus1 vexāvissētis, vexāssētis1 vexāvissent, vexāssent1
passive present vexer vexēris, vexēre vexētur vexēmur vexēminī vexentur
imperfect vexārer vexārēris, vexārēre vexārētur vexārēmur vexārēminī vexārentur
perfect vexātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect vexātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vexā vexāte
future vexātō vexātō vexātōte vexantō
passive present vexāre vexāminī
future vexātor vexātor vexantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives vexāre vexāvisse, vexāsse1 vexātūrum esse vexārī vexātum esse vexātum īrī
participles vexāns vexātūrus vexātus vexandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
vexandī vexandō vexandum vexandō vexātum vexātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.

Derived terms[edit]



  • vexo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vexo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vexo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be seriously ill: gravi morbo affectum esse, conflictari, vexari
    • the Furies harass and torment some one: Furiae agitant et vexant aliquem
    • to damage the state: rem publicam vexare




  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of vexar