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From cōgitō +‎ -tiō.


cōgitātiō f (genitive cōgitātiōnis); third declension

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


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cōgitātiō cōgitātiōnēs
genitive cōgitātiōnis cōgitātiōnum
dative cōgitātiōnī cōgitātiōnibus
accusative cōgitātiōnem cōgitātiōnēs
ablative cōgitātiōne cōgitātiōnibus
vocative cōgitātiō cōgitātiōnēs



  • 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 [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], 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