Irregular Latin Verb - Nolo

Paradigm for the Latin Irregular Verb Nolo

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Nolo, nolle, nolui - 'to wish not to'

Nolo is an important verb because the imperative is used to form negative commands. To say "don't" in Latin, you use the imperative of nolo.

Indicative Present
Singular
1 - nolo
2 - non vis
3 - non vult
Plural
1 - nolimus
2 - non vultis
3 - nolunt
Indicative Imperfect
Singular
1 - nolebam
2 - nolebas
3 - nolebat
Plural
1 - nolebamus
2 - nolebatis
3 - nolebant
Indicative Future
Singular
1 - nolam
2 - noles
3 - nolet
Plural
1 - nolemus
2 - noletis
3 - nolent

Imperative

Present
Sg. 2. noli
Pl. 2. nolite
Future
Sg. 2. and 3. nolito
Pl. 2. nolitote
Pl. 3. nolinto

Subjunctive Present

Singular
1 - nolim
2 - nolis
3 - nolit
Plural
1 - nolimus
2 - nolitis
3 - nolint

Subjunctive Imperfect

Singular
1 - nollem
2 - nolles
3 - nollet
Plural
1 - nollemus
2 - nolletis
3 - nollent

Infinitive Present

nolle
Participle Present

nollens, entis

Malo and Nolo are based on Volo: malo = magis + volo and nolo = non/ne + volo

Irregular Latin Verbs

  • Eo - to go
  • Fio - to become
  • Volo - to wish
    nolo, nolle, nolui 'to be unwilling' and malo, malle, malui 'to prefer' are similar.
  • Sum - to be
  • Do - to give
  • Fero - to carry
  • Edo - to eat