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See also: percutió



From per- +‎ quatiō.



percutiō (present infinitive percutere, perfect active percussī, supine percussum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I strike, beat
  2. I make an impression on the mind, touch, please, delight, astonish, shock
  3. I pierce, thrust, or punch through, kill


   Conjugation of percutio (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present percutiō percutis percutit percutimus percutitis percutiunt
imperfect percutiēbam percutiēbās percutiēbat percutiēbāmus percutiēbātis percutiēbant
future percutiam percutiēs percutiet percutiēmus percutiētis percutient
perfect percussī percussistī percussit percussimus percussistis percussērunt, percussēre
pluperfect percusseram percusserās percusserat percusserāmus percusserātis percusserant
future perfect percusserō percusseris percusserit percusserimus percusseritis percusserint
passive present percutior percuteris, percutere percutitur percutimur percutiminī percutiuntur
imperfect percutiēbar percutiēbāris, percutiēbāre percutiēbātur percutiēbāmur percutiēbāminī percutiēbantur
future percutiar percutiēris, percutiēre percutiētur percutiēmur percutiēminī percutientur
perfect percussus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect percussus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect percussus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present percutiam percutiās percutiat percutiāmus percutiātis percutiant
imperfect percuterem percuterēs percuteret percuterēmus percuterētis percuterent
perfect percusserim percusserīs percusserit percusserīmus percusserītis percusserint
pluperfect percussissem percussissēs percussisset percussissēmus percussissētis percussissent
passive present percutiar percutiāris, percutiāre percutiātur percutiāmur percutiāminī percutiantur
imperfect percuterer percuterēris, percuterēre percuterētur percuterēmur percuterēminī percuterentur
perfect percussus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect percussus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present percute percutite
future percutitō percutitō percutitōte percutiuntō
passive present percutere percutiminī
future percutitor percutitor percutiuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives percutere percussisse percussūrus esse percutī percussus esse percussum īrī
participles percutiēns percussūrus percussus percutiendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
percutere percutiendī percutiendō percutiendum percussum percussū

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  • percutio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • percutio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • percutio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be struck by lightning: de caelo tangi, percuti
    • to beat one's brow: frontem ferire, percutere
    • to execute a person, cut off his head: securi percutere, ferire aliquem
    • the battering-ram strikes the wall: aries murum attingit, percutit
    • to charge, ram a boat: navem rostro percutere