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Alternative forms


From Proto-Italic *klu, from Proto-Indo-European *?lew- ("to hear").

Compare Lithuanian klausýti, Old Church Slavonic (slu?ati, "to hear"), Sanskrit ? (?ro?ati), and Ancient Greek (kléos, "glory, renown").



clue? (present infinitive clu?re); second conjugation, no passive, no perfect or supine stem

  1. I am called or named.
  2. I am reputed.


   Conjugation of clue? (second conjugation, no supine stem, no perfect stem, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present clue? clu?s cluet clu?mus clu?tis cluent
imperfect clu?bam clu?b?s clu?bat clu?b?mus clu?b?tis clu?bant
future clu?b? clu?bis clu?bit clu?bimus clu?bitis clu?bunt
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present clueam clue?s clueat clue?mus clue?tis clueant
imperfect clu?rem clu?r?s clu?ret clu?r?mus clu?r?tis clu?rent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present clu? clu?te
future clu?t? clu?t? clu?t?te cluent?
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives clu?re
participles clu?ns
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
cluend? cluend? cluendum cluend?

Derived terms


  • clueo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • clueo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • clueo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to drain the cup of poison: poculum mortis (mortiferum) exhaurire (Cluent. 11. 31)
    • to carry out the funeral obsequies: funus alicui facere, ducere (Cluent. 9. 28)
    • to try to divine a person's disposition: animos tentare (Cluent. 63. 176)
    • to recover from one's fright: a metu respirare (Cluent. 70. 200)
    • to make a person waver in his loyalty: fidem alicuius labefactare (Cluent. 60. 194)
    • to hurt some one's feelings: offendere apud aliquem (Cluent. 23. 63)
    • to take a false step in a thing; to commit an indiscretion: offendere in aliqua re (Cluent. 36. 98)
    • to have business relations with some one: contrahere rem or negotium cum aliquo (Cluent. 14. 41)
    • to demand an account, an audit of a matter: rationem ab aliquo reptere de aliqua re (Cluent. 37. 104)
    • to brand a person with infamy: notare aliquem ignominia (Cluent. 43. 119)

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