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  1. first-person singular present indicative of decernere



From de ‎(of; from, away from) + cernō ‎(see, discern).



dēcernō ‎(present infinitive dēcernere, perfect active dēcrēvī, supine dēcrētum); third conjugation

  1. (with accusative or absolute ablative) I decide, settle or determine something disputed or doubtful.
  2. (law) I pronounce a decision concerning something; decide, determine, judge, declare, decree; vote for something.
  3. (military) I decide by combat; fight, combat, contend.


Note that the dēcrēvisse is sometimes written as dēcrēsse and dēcrēverō as dēcrērō.

   Conjugation of decerno (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēcernō dēcernis dēcernit dēcernimus dēcernitis dēcernunt
imperfect dēcernēbam dēcernēbās dēcernēbat dēcernēbāmus dēcernēbātis dēcernēbant
future dēcernam dēcernēs dēcernet dēcernēmus dēcernētis dēcernent
perfect dēcrēvī dēcrēvistī dēcrēvit dēcrēvimus dēcrēvistis dēcrēvērunt, dēcrēvēre
pluperfect dēcrēveram dēcrēverās dēcrēverat dēcrēverāmus dēcrēverātis dēcrēverant
future perfect dēcrēverō dēcrēveris dēcrēverit dēcrēverimus dēcrēveritis dēcrēverint
passive present dēcernor dēcerneris, dēcernere dēcernitur dēcernimur dēcerniminī dēcernuntur
imperfect dēcernēbar dēcernēbāris, dēcernēbāre dēcernēbātur dēcernēbāmur dēcernēbāminī dēcernēbantur
future dēcernar dēcernēris, dēcernēre dēcernētur dēcernēmur dēcernēminī dēcernentur
perfect dēcrētus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dēcrētus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dēcrētus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēcernam dēcernās dēcernat dēcernāmus dēcernātis dēcernant
imperfect dēcernerem dēcernerēs dēcerneret dēcernerēmus dēcernerētis dēcernerent
perfect dēcrēverim dēcrēverīs dēcrēverit dēcrēverīmus dēcrēverītis dēcrēverint
pluperfect dēcrēvissem dēcrēvissēs dēcrēvisset dēcrēvissēmus dēcrēvissētis dēcrēvissent
passive present dēcernar dēcernāris, dēcernāre dēcernātur dēcernāmur dēcernāminī dēcernantur
imperfect dēcernerer dēcernerēris, dēcernerēre dēcernerētur dēcernerēmur dēcernerēminī dēcernerentur
perfect dēcrētus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dēcrētus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēcerne dēcernite
future dēcernitō dēcernitō dēcernitōte dēcernuntō
passive present dēcernere dēcerniminī
future dēcernitor dēcernitor dēcernuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēcernere dēcrēvisse dēcrētūrus esse dēcernī dēcrētus esse dēcrētum īrī
participles dēcernēns dēcrētūrus dēcrētus dēcernendus

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  • decerno” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.