Irregular Verbs: ferō and edō

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irregular verb ferō present paradigm

irregular verb ferō imperfect paradigm

irregular verb ferō future paradigm

irregular verb ferō perfect paradigm

irregular verb ferō pluperfect paradigm

irregular verb ferō future perfect paradigm


a. The compounds of ferō, conjugated like the simple verb, are the following.

ad- adferō adferre attulī allātum
au-, ab- auferō auferre abstulī ablātum
con- cōnferō cōnferre contulī collātum
dis-, dī- differō differre distulī dīlātum
ex-, ē- efferō efferre extulī ēlātum
in- īnferō īnferre intulī illātum
ob- offerō offerre obtulī oblātum
re- referō referre rettulī relātum
sub- sufferō sufferre sustulī1 sublātum

Note—In these compounds the phonetic changes in the preposition are especially to be noted. ab- and au- are two distinct prepositions with the same meaning.

201. Edō, edere, ēdī, ēsum (eat) is regular of the 3rd conjugation, but also has an archaic present subjunctive and some alternative forms directly from the root (ED), without the thematic vowel. These are in bold-faced type.

irregular verb edō present system synopsis

a. In the passive the following irregular forms occur in the third person singular.

Present Indicative ēstur
Imperfect Subjunctive ēssētur


1. Sustulī and sublātum also supply the perfect and participle of the verb tollō.

Suggested Citation

Meagan Ayer, Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-947822-04-7.