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From dictō (I repeat, dictate, prescribe) +‎ -itō (frequentative suffix).



dictitō (present infinitive dictitāre, perfect active dictitāvī, supine dictitātum); first conjugation

  1. I repeat (say again or often)
  2. I maintain (that)


   Conjugation of dictito (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dictitō dictitās dictitat dictitāmus dictitātis dictitant
imperfect dictitābam dictitābās dictitābat dictitābāmus dictitābātis dictitābant
future dictitābō dictitābis dictitābit dictitābimus dictitābitis dictitābunt
perfect dictitāvī dictitāvistī, dictitāsti1 dictitāvit dictitāvimus dictitāvistis, dictitāstis1 dictitāvērunt, dictitāvēre
pluperfect dictitāveram dictitāverās dictitāverat dictitāverāmus dictitāverātis dictitāverant
future perfect dictitāverō dictitāveris dictitāverit dictitāverimus dictitāveritis dictitāverint
passive present dictitor dictitāris, dictitāre dictitātur dictitāmur dictitāminī dictitantur
imperfect dictitābar dictitābāris, dictitābāre dictitābātur dictitābāmur dictitābāminī dictitābantur
future dictitābor dictitāberis, dictitābere dictitābitur dictitābimur dictitābiminī dictitābuntur
perfect dictitātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dictitātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dictitātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dictitem dictitēs dictitet dictitēmus dictitētis dictitent
imperfect dictitārem dictitārēs dictitāret dictitārēmus dictitārētis dictitārent
perfect dictitāverim dictitāverīs dictitāverit dictitāverīmus dictitāverītis dictitāverint
pluperfect dictitāvissem, dictitāssem1 dictitāvissēs, dictitāsses1 dictitāvisset, dictitāsset1 dictitāvissēmus, dictitāssemus1 dictitāvissētis, dictitāssetis1 dictitāvissent, dictitāssent1
passive present dictiter dictitēris, dictitēre dictitētur dictitēmur dictitēminī dictitentur
imperfect dictitārer dictitārēris, dictitārēre dictitārētur dictitārēmur dictitārēminī dictitārentur
perfect dictitātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dictitātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dictitā dictitāte
future dictitātō dictitātō dictitātōte dictitantō
passive present dictitāre dictitāminī
future dictitātor dictitātor dictitantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dictitāre dictitāvisse, dictitāsse1 dictitātūrus esse dictitārī dictitātus esse dictitātum īrī
participles dictitāns dictitātūrus dictitātus dictitandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dictitāre dictitandī dictitandō dictitandum dictitātum dictitātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.


  • dictito in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dictito in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • dictito in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette