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From inter ‎(between) + legō ‎(collect; recite).



intellegō ‎(present infinitive intellegere, perfect active intellēxī, supine intellēctum); third conjugation

  1. I understand, comprehend, realize, come to know.
    • 63 BCE, Cicero, Catiline Orations (Latin text and English translations here), 1.2
      O tempora, o mores! Senatus haec intellegit, consul videt; hic tamen vivit. Vivit?
      Shame on the age and on its principles! The senate is aware of these things; the consul sees them; and yet this man lives. Lives!
  2. I perceive, discern, see, observe, recognise; feel, notice.


   Conjugation of intellego (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present intellegō intellegis intellegit intellegimus intellegitis intellegunt
imperfect intellegēbam intellegēbās intellegēbat intellegēbāmus intellegēbātis intellegēbant
future intellegam intellegēs intelleget intellegēmus intellegētis intellegent
perfect intellēxī intellēxistī intellēxit intellēximus intellēxistis intellēxērunt, intellēxēre
pluperfect intellēxeram intellēxerās intellēxerat intellēxerāmus intellēxerātis intellēxerant
future perfect intellēxerō intellēxeris intellēxerit intellēxerimus intellēxeritis intellēxerint
passive present intellegor intellegeris, intellegere intellegitur intellegimur intellegiminī intelleguntur
imperfect intellegēbar intellegēbāris, intellegēbāre intellegēbātur intellegēbāmur intellegēbāminī intellegēbantur
future intellegar intellegēris, intellegēre intellegētur intellegēmur intellegēminī intellegentur
perfect intellēctus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect intellēctus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect intellēctus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present intellegam intellegās intellegat intellegāmus intellegātis intellegant
imperfect intellegerem intellegerēs intellegeret intellegerēmus intellegerētis intellegerent
perfect intellēxerim intellēxerīs intellēxerit intellēxerīmus intellēxerītis intellēxerint
pluperfect intellēxissem intellēxissēs intellēxisset intellēxissēmus intellēxissētis intellēxissent
passive present intellegar intellegāris, intellegāre intellegātur intellegāmur intellegāminī intellegantur
imperfect intellegerer intellegerēris, intellegerēre intellegerētur intellegerēmur intellegerēminī intellegerentur
perfect intellēctus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect intellēctus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present intellege intellegite
future intellegitō intellegitō intellegitōte intelleguntō
passive present intellegere intellegiminī
future intellegitor intellegitor intelleguntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives intellegere intellēxisse intellēctūrus esse intellegī intellēctus esse intellēctum īrī
participles intellegēns intellēctūrus intellēctus intellegendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
intellegere intellegendī intellegendō intellegendum intellēctum intellēctū

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