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pasco m (plural paschi) (Variant of: pascolo)

  1. pasture
  2. feeding
  3. food



  1. first-person singular present indicative of pascere




From Proto-Italic *pāskō, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (to protect).

Cognates include Ancient Greek ποιμήν (poimḗn, shepherd), Sanskrit पाति (pā́ti, to protect), Old English fōda and fēdan (English food and feed), Old Church Slavonic пасти (pasti, to pasture).



pāscō (present infinitive pāscere, perfect active pāvī, supine pāstum); third conjugation

  1. I feed, nourish, maintain, support.
  2. I pasture, drive to pasture, attend.
  3. I feed, supply, cultivate, let grow
  4. (of animals) I graze, browse
  5. (figuratively) I feast, delight, satisfy, feed, gratify
  6. I consume, lay waste, ravage, desolate


   Conjugation of pasco (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pāscō pāscis pāscit pāscimus pāscitis pāscunt
imperfect pāscēbam pāscēbās pāscēbat pāscēbāmus pāscēbātis pāscēbant
future pāscam pāscēs pāscet pāscēmus pāscētis pāscent
perfect pāvī pāvistī, pāsti1 pāvit pāvimus pāvistis, pāstis1 pāvērunt, pāvēre
pluperfect pāveram pāverās pāverat pāverāmus pāverātis pāverant
future perfect pāverō pāveris pāverit pāverimus pāveritis pāverint
passive present pāscor pāsceris, pāscere pāscitur pāscimur pāsciminī pāscuntur
imperfect pāscēbar pāscēbāris, pāscēbāre pāscēbātur pāscēbāmur pāscēbāminī pāscēbantur
future pāscar pāscēris, pāscēre pāscētur pāscēmur pāscēminī pāscentur
perfect pastus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect pastus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect pastus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pāscam pāscās pāscat pāscāmus pāscātis pāscant
imperfect pāscerem pāscerēs pāsceret pāscerēmus pāscerētis pāscerent
perfect pāverim pāverīs pāverit pāverimus pāveritis pāverint
pluperfect pāvissem, pāssem1 pāvissēs, pāsses1 pāvisset, pāsset1 pāvissēmus, pāssemus1 pāvissētis, pāssetis1 pāvissent, pāssent1
passive present pāscar pāscāris, pāscāre pāscātur pāscāmur pāscāminī pāscantur
imperfect pāscerer pāscerēris, pāscerēre pāscerētur pāscerēmur pāscerēminī pāscerentur
perfect pastus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect pastus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pāsce pāscite
future pāscitō pāscitō pāscitōte pāscuntō
passive present pāscere pāsciminī
future pāscitor pāscitor pāscuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives pāscere pāvisse, pāsse1 pastūrus esse pāscī pastus esse pastum īrī
participles pāscēns pastūrus pastus pāscendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
pāscere pāscendī pāscendō pāscendum pastum pastū

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

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  • pasco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pasco in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pasco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to feast one's eyes with the sight of..: oculos pascere aliqua re (also simply pasci aliqua re)
    • (ambiguous) to feed a flock (of goats): pascere gregem
    • (ambiguous) the herds are grazing: greges pascuntur (Verg. G. 3. 162)