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From dē- +‎ scīscō (seek to know; learn; approve).



dēscīscō (present infinitive dēscīscere, perfect active dēscīvī, supine dēscītum); third conjugation

  1. I free myself, withdraw, leave, defect, desert, revolt from.
  2. (by extension) I desert to, go over to.
  3. (in general) I depart, deviate, withdraw from someone or something; fall off from; I am unfaithful to.


   Conjugation of descisco (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēscīscō dēscīscis dēscīscit dēscīscimus dēscīscitis dēscīscunt
imperfect dēscīscēbam dēscīscēbās dēscīscēbat dēscīscēbāmus dēscīscēbātis dēscīscēbant
future dēscīscam dēscīscēs dēscīscet dēscīscēmus dēscīscētis dēscīscent
perfect dēscīvī dēscīvistī dēscīvit dēscīvimus dēscīvistis dēscīvērunt, dēscīvēre
pluperfect dēscīveram dēscīverās dēscīverat dēscīverāmus dēscīverātis dēscīverant
future perfect dēscīverō dēscīveris dēscīverit dēscīverimus dēscīveritis dēscīverint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēscīscam dēscīscās dēscīscat dēscīscāmus dēscīscātis dēscīscant
imperfect dēscīscerem dēscīscerēs dēscīsceret dēscīscerēmus dēscīscerētis dēscīscerent
perfect dēscīverim dēscīverīs dēscīverit dēscīverīmus dēscīverītis dēscīverint
pluperfect dēscīvissem dēscīvissēs dēscīvisset dēscīvissēmus dēscīvissētis dēscīvissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēscīsce dēscīscite
future dēscīscitō dēscīscitō dēscīscitōte dēscīscuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēscīscere dēscīvisse dēscītūrus esse
participles dēscīscēns dēscītūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dēscīscere dēscīscendī dēscīscendō dēscīscendum dēscītum dēscītū

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