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See also: óculo and oculo-



Ultimately from Latin oculus. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.



oculo (plural oculos)

  1. (anatomy) eye



Borrowed from Latin oculus (eye). Doublet of occhio, which was inherited.



oculo m (plural oculi)

  1. (archaeology, architecture) A circular opening or window.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From oculus (eye) +‎ (1st conjugation verbal suffix).


oculō (present infinitive oculāre, perfect active oculāvī, supine oculātum); first conjugation

  1. (Ecclesiastical Latin) I furnish with eyes, I make to see
  2. (Ecclesiastical Latin, figuratively) I make visible or conspicuous
   Conjugation of oculō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present oculō oculās oculat oculāmus oculātis oculant
imperfect oculābam oculābās oculābat oculābāmus oculābātis oculābant
future oculābō oculābis oculābit oculābimus oculābitis oculābunt
perfect oculāvī oculāvistī oculāvit oculāvimus oculāvistis oculāvērunt, oculāvēre
pluperfect oculāveram oculāverās oculāverat oculāverāmus oculāverātis oculāverant
future perfect oculāverō oculāveris oculāverit oculāverimus oculāveritis oculāverint
passive present oculor oculāris, oculāre oculātur oculāmur oculāminī oculantur
imperfect oculābar oculābāris, oculābāre oculābātur oculābāmur oculābāminī oculābantur
future oculābor oculāberis, oculābere oculābitur oculābimur oculābiminī oculābuntur
perfect oculātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect oculātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect oculātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present oculem oculēs oculet oculēmus oculētis oculent
imperfect oculārem oculārēs oculāret oculārēmus oculārētis oculārent
perfect oculāverim oculāverīs oculāverit oculāverīmus oculāverītis oculāverint
pluperfect oculāvissem oculāvissēs oculāvisset oculāvissēmus oculāvissētis oculāvissent
passive present oculer oculēris, oculēre oculētur oculēmur oculēminī oculentur
imperfect oculārer oculārēris, oculārēre oculārētur oculārēmur oculārēminī oculārentur
perfect oculātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect oculātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present oculā oculāte
future oculātō oculātō oculātōte oculantō
passive present oculāre oculāminī
future oculātor oculātor oculantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives oculāre oculāvisse oculātūrum esse oculārī oculātum esse oculātum īrī
participles oculāns oculātūrus oculātus oculandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
oculandī oculandō oculandum oculandō oculātum oculātū

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.


oculō m

  1. dative/ablative singular of oculus


  • oculo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • oculo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette