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  1. first-person singular present indicative of dirigere




From dis- +‎ reg? ("I rule, govern").



d?rig? (present infinitive d?rigere, perfect active d?rex?, supine d?rectum); third conjugation

  1. I lay straight; arrange in lines (especially in military contexts)
  2. I direct, steer
  3. I distribute, scatter


   Conjugation of dirigo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present d?rig? d?rigis d?rigit d?rigimus d?rigitis d?rigunt
imperfect d?rig?bam d?rig?b?s d?rig?bat d?rig?b?mus d?rig?b?tis d?rig?bant
future d?rigam d?rig?s d?riget d?rig?mus d?rig?tis d?rigent
perfect d?rex? d?rexist? d?rexit d?reximus d?rexistis d?rex?runt, d?rex?re
pluperfect d?rexeram d?rexer?s d?rexerat d?rexer?mus d?rexer?tis d?rexerant
future perfect d?rexer? d?rexeris d?rexerit d?rexerimus d?rexeritis d?rexerint
passive present d?rigor d?rigeris, d?rigere d?rigitur d?rigimur d?rigimin? d?riguntur
imperfect d?rig?bar d?rig?b?ris, d?rig?b?re d?rig?b?tur d?rig?b?mur d?rig?b?min? d?rig?bantur
future d?rigar d?rig?ris, d?rig?re d?rig?tur d?rig?mur d?rig?min? d?rigentur
perfect d?rectus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect d?rectus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect d?rectus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present d?rigam d?rig?s d?rigat d?rig?mus d?rig?tis d?rigant
imperfect d?rigerem d?riger?s d?rigeret d?riger?mus d?riger?tis d?rigerent
perfect d?rexerim d?rexer?s d?rexerit d?rexer?mus d?rexer?tis d?rexerint
pluperfect d?rexissem d?rexiss?s d?rexisset d?rexiss?mus d?rexiss?tis d?rexissent
passive present d?rigar d?rig?ris, d?rig?re d?rig?tur d?rig?mur d?rig?min? d?rigantur
imperfect d?rigerer d?riger?ris, d?riger?re d?riger?tur d?riger?mur d?riger?min? d?rigerentur
perfect d?rectus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect d?rectus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present d?rige d?rigite
future d?rigit? d?rigit? d?rigit?te d?rigunt?
passive present d?rigere d?rigimin?
future d?rigitor d?rigitor d?riguntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives d?rigere d?rexisse d?rect?rus esse d?rig? d?rectus esse d?rectum ?r?
participles d?rig?ns d?rect?rus d?rectus d?rigendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
d?rigere d?rigend? d?rigend? d?rigendum d?rectum d?rect?



  • dirigo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dirigo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • dirigo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to journey towards a place: iter aliquo dirigere, intendere
    • to measure something by the standard of something else; to make something one's criterion: dirigere or referre aliquid ad aliquam rem
    • to set one's course for a place: cursum dirigere aliquo

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