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exeō (present infinitive exīre, perfect active exiī, supine exitum); irregular conjugation

  1. I exit, depart.
    Rex e curru exivit.
    The king got off the chariot.
  2. I avoid, evade.
  3. (figuratively) I escape.
  4. (of time) I expire, run out.


Irregular conjugation, but similar to fourth conjugation. The third principal part is most often contracted to exiī, but occasionally appears as exīvī.

   Conjugation of exeo (irregular)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exeō exīs exit exīmus exītis exeunt
imperfect exībam exībās exībat exībāmus exībātis exībant
future exībō exībis exībit exībimus exībitis exībunt
perfect exiī, exīvī exīstī, exīvistī exiit, exīvit exiimus exīstis exiērunt, exiēre
pluperfect exieram exierās exierat exierāmus exierātis exierant
future perfect exierō exieris exierit exierimus exieritis exierint
passive present exeor exīris, exīre exītur exīmur exīminī exeuntur
imperfect exībar exībāris, exībāre exībātur exībāmur exībāminī exībantur
future exībor exīberis, exībere exībitur exībimur exībiminī exībuntur
perfect exitus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect exitus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect exitus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exeam exeās exeat exeāmus exeātis exeant
imperfect exīrem exīrēs exīret exīrēmus exīrētis exīrent
perfect exierim exierīs exierit exierīmus exierītis exierint
pluperfect exīssem exīssēs exīsset exīssēmus exīssētis exīssent
passive present exear exeāris, exeāre exeātur exeāmur exeāminī exeantur
imperfect exīrer exīrēris, exīrēre exīrētur exīrēmur exīrēminī exīrentur
perfect exitus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect exitus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present exī exīte
future exītō exītō exītōte exeuntō
passive present exīre exīminī
future exītor exītor exeuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives exīre exīsse exitūrus esse exīrī exitus esse exitum īrī
participles exiēns exitūrus exitus exeundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
exīre exeundī exeundō exeundum exitum exitū

Related terms



  • exeo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • exeo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “exeo”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to go in at, go out of a gate: portā ingredi, exire
    • to depart this life: de vita exire, de (ex) vita migrare
    • to become known, become a topic of common conversation (used of things): foras efferri, palam fieri, percrebrescere, divulgari, in medium proferri, exire, emanare
    • this word ends in a long syllable: haec vox longa syllaba terminatur, in longam syllabam cadit, exit
    • to go out of the house: foras exire (Plaut. Amph. 1. 2. 35)
    • to get out of debt: ex aere alieno exire
    • to banish a man from his native land: e patria exire iubere aliquem
    • the ships sail out on a fair wind: ventum (tempestatem) nancti idoneum ex portu exeunt
    • to land, disembark: exire ex, de navi
    • to land, disembark: exire, egredi in terram
    • (ambiguous) such was the end of... (used of a violent death): talem vitae exitum (not finem) habuit (Nep. Eum. 13)
    • (ambiguous) to finish, complete, fulfil, accomplish a thing: ad exitum aliquid perducere
    • (ambiguous) to turn out (well); to result (satisfactorily): eventum, exitum (felicem) habere
    • (ambiguous) the question has been settled: quaestio ad exitum venit