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From cōgitō +‎ -tiō.



cōgitātiō f (genitive cōgitātiōnis); third declension

  1. thinking, meditation, reflection
  2. thought
  3. reasoning


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cōgitātiō cōgitātiōnēs
Genitive cōgitātiōnis cōgitātiōnum
Dative cōgitātiōnī cōgitātiōnibus
Accusative cōgitātiōnem cōgitātiōnēs
Ablative cōgitātiōne cōgitātiōnibus
Vocative cōgitātiō cōgitātiōnēs


  • Catalan: cogitació
  • English: cogitation
  • French: cogitation


  • cogitatio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cogitatio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cogitatio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to form an idea of a thing, imagine, conceive: animo, cogitatione aliquid fingere (or simply fingere, but without sibi), informare
    • to form a conception of a thing beforehand: animo, cogitatione aliquid praecipere (Off 1. 23. 81)
    • to picture to oneself: cogitatione sibi aliquid depingere
    • imagination: ingenium, cogitatio
    • creatures of the imagination: res cogitatione fictae or depictae
    • to grasp a thing mentally: animo, mente, cogitatione aliquid comprehendere, complecti
    • to happen to think of..: in eam cogitationem incidere
    • an idea strikes me: haec cogitatio subit animum
    • to induce a person to think that..: aliquem ad eam cogitationem adducere ut
    • to direct one's attention..: cogitationem, animum in aliquid intendere (Acad. 4. 46)
    • to give all one's attention to a thing: omnes cogitationes ad aliquid conferre
    • to be deep in thought: in cogitatione defixum esse
    • to study the commonplace: cogitationes in res humiles abicere (De Amic. 9. 32) (Opp. alte spectare, ad altiora tendere, altum, magnificum, divinum suspicere)
    • ideally, not really: cogitatione, non re
    • to induce some one to take a brighter view of things: in meliorem spem, cogitationem aliquem inducere (Off. 2. 15. 53)
    • to devote one's every thought to the state's welfare: in rem publicam omni cogitatione curaque incumbere (Fam. 10. 1. 2)
    • to devote one's every thought to the state's welfare: omnes curas et cogitationes in rem publicam conferre