From per- (“through, along; during”) + currō (“run; hurry; travel”).
percurrō (present infinitive percurrere, perfect active percucurrī, supine percursum); third conjugation
- I run, hasten or pass through, traverse, pass or run over or along; stroke.
- Synonyms: mulceō, palpō
- I wind or bend around.
- (figuratively) I mention briefly or cursorily.
- (figuratively) I scan (briefly), look over; review.
- (figuratively) (of feelings) I run through, penetrate, agitate.
Note that the perfect active indicative can be written as percurrī rather than percucurrī
- percurro in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- percurro in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- percurro in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to read cursorily: legendo percurrere aliquid