- 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
- I inquire, investigate
1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested for this verb.
- percontor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- percontor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- percontor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette