intellego

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From inter (between) + legō (collect; recite).

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present active intellegō, present infinitive intellegere, perfect active intellēxī, supine intellēctum

  1. I understand, comprehend, realize, come to know.
    • 63 BCE, Cicero, Catiline Orations (Latin text and English translations here), 1.2
      O tempora, o mores! Senatus haec intellegit, consul videt; hic tamen vivit. Vivit?
      Shame on the age and on its principles! The senate is aware of these things; the consul sees them; and yet this man lives. Lives!
  2. I perceive, discern, see, observe, recognise; feel, notice.

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