I'm searching for conjugation of verb "adire" and found different results on different places http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/Italian/adire.html Here I found it is

io   ado
tu   adi
lui  ade
noi  adiamo
voi  adite
loro adono

But on other website http://www.wordreference.com/conj/ITverbs.aspx?v=adire I found this


What of these two is correct?

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    I have the feeling that that websites performs automatic translations, meaning it can be wrong (the first is wrong indeed and the second is the right one). It's better to use verified sources: treccani.it/vocabolario/adire Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 13:02
  • Thank you for answer @Martina. Also thanks for link it's seems useful.
    – ban17
    Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 13:35
  • Second one is right. First one is not. Entered my 30 characters. :) Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 15:28

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The online Treccani dictionary has

adire v. tr. [dal lat. adire, comp. di ad- e ire «andare»] (io adisco, tu adisci, ecc.). – Propr., andare verso un luogo, ma solo in senso fig., nelle frasi del linguaggio giur.: a. le vie legali, l’autorità giudiziaria, a. il magistrato, il tribunale, ricorrere alla giustizia, dar corso a un’azione giudiziaria; a. un’eredità, accettarla a norma di legge. ◆ Part. pass. adìto (con pronuncia piana, diversamente dal lat. adĭtum, supino di adire), usato con valore verbale in espressioni giuridiche come, in partic., giudice adito, al quale si è fatto ricorso, eredità adita, accettata.

Several verbs of the third conjugation (-ire) use the -isc- infix in the singular forms and the third person plural of the present indicative. I don't think io ado has ever appeared (the Latin form is adeo).

See this Wikipedia page for a list of the verbs that use (or can use) the infix.

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