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Alternative forms[edit]


  • Some refer it to cūnctor.
  • Some refer it to contus (stick, pole; plummet) in the sense "to probe, to feel the depth with a (long) pole".



percontor (present infinitive percontārī, perfect active percontātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. I inquire, investigate


   Conjugation of percontor (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present percontor percontāris, percontāre percontātur percontāmur percontāminī percontantur
imperfect percontābar percontābāris, percontābāre percontābātur percontābāmur percontābāminī percontābantur
future percontābor percontāberis, percontābere percontābitur percontābimur percontābiminī percontābuntur
perfect percontātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect percontātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect percontātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perconter percontēris, percontēre percontētur percontēmur percontēminī percontentur
imperfect percontārer percontārēris, percontārēre percontārētur percontārēmur percontārēminī percontārentur
perfect percontātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect percontātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present percontāre percontāminī
future percontātor percontātor percontantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives percontārī, percontārier1 percontātus esse percontātūrus esse
participles percontāns percontātus percontātūrus percontandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
percontārī, percontārier1 percontandī percontandō percontandum percontātum percontātū

1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested for this verb.

Derived terms[edit]