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  1. first-person singular present indicative of discernere




dis- (asunder, in pieces, apart, in two) +‎ cernō (see, discern)



discernō (present infinitive discernere, perfect active discrēvī, supine discrētum); third conjugation

  1. I separate, set apart, divide, part.
  2. (figuratively, based upon a thing's qualities) I distinguish between, discern.
  3. (figuratively) I determine, settle.
  4. (figuratively) I except, omit


   Conjugation of discernō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present discernō discernis discernit discernimus discernitis discernunt
imperfect discernēbam discernēbās discernēbat discernēbāmus discernēbātis discernēbant
future discernam discernēs discernet discernēmus discernētis discernent
perfect discrēvī discrēvistī discrēvit discrēvimus discrēvistis discrēvērunt, discrēvēre
pluperfect discrēveram discrēverās discrēverat discrēverāmus discrēverātis discrēverant
future perfect discrēverō discrēveris discrēverit discrēverimus discrēveritis discrēverint
passive present discernor discerneris, discernere discernitur discernimur discerniminī discernuntur
imperfect discernēbar discernēbāris, discernēbāre discernēbātur discernēbāmur discernēbāminī discernēbantur
future discernar discernēris, discernēre discernētur discernēmur discernēminī discernentur
perfect discrētus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect discrētus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect discrētus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present discernam discernās discernat discernāmus discernātis discernant
imperfect discernerem discernerēs discerneret discernerēmus discernerētis discernerent
perfect discrēverim discrēverīs discrēverit discrēverīmus discrēverītis discrēverint
pluperfect discrēvissem discrēvissēs discrēvisset discrēvissēmus discrēvissētis discrēvissent
passive present discernar discernāris, discernāre discernātur discernāmur discernāminī discernantur
imperfect discernerer discernerēris, discernerēre discernerētur discernerēmur discernerēminī discernerentur
perfect discrētus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect discrētus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present discerne discernite
future discernitō discernitō discernitōte discernuntō
passive present discernere discerniminī
future discernitor discernitor discernuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives discernere discrēvisse discrētūrum esse discernī discrētum esse discrētum īrī
participles discernēns discrētūrus discrētus discernendus, discernundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
discernendī discernendō discernendum discernendō discrētum discrētū

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




  1. first-person singular present indicative of discernir