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From dē- +‎ sapiō.



dēsipiō (present infinitive dēsipere, perfect active dēsipuī); third conjugation iō-variant, no passive

  1. I am foolish (or act foolishly)


   Conjugation of desipio (third conjugation -variant, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēsipiō dēsipis dēsipit dēsipimus dēsipitis dēsipiunt
imperfect dēsipiēbam dēsipiēbās dēsipiēbat dēsipiēbāmus dēsipiēbātis dēsipiēbant
future dēsipiam dēsipiēs dēsipiet dēsipiēmus dēsipiētis dēsipient
perfect dēsipuī dēsipuistī dēsipuit dēsipuimus dēsipuistis dēsipuērunt, dēsipuēre
pluperfect dēsipueram dēsipuerās dēsipuerat dēsipuerāmus dēsipuerātis dēsipuerant
future perfect dēsipuerō dēsipueris dēsipuerit dēsipuerimus dēsipueritis dēsipuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēsipiam dēsipiās dēsipiat dēsipiāmus dēsipiātis dēsipiant
imperfect dēsiperem dēsiperēs dēsiperet dēsiperēmus dēsiperētis dēsiperent
perfect dēsipuerim dēsipuerīs dēsipuerit dēsipuerīmus dēsipuerītis dēsipuerint
pluperfect dēsipuissem dēsipuissēs dēsipuisset dēsipuissēmus dēsipuissētis dēsipuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēsipe dēsipite
future dēsipitō dēsipitō dēsipitōte dēsipiuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēsipere dēsipuisse
participles dēsipiēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dēsipere dēsipiendī dēsipiendō dēsipiendum


  • desipio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • desipio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • desipio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to almost lose one's reason from excess of joy: nimio gaudio paene desipere
  • desipio in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016