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From per- +‎ quaerō.



perquīrō (present infinitive perquīrere, perfect active perquīsīvī, supine perquīsītum); third conjugation

  1. I ask, inquire or search diligently
  2. I examine


   Conjugation of perquīrō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perquīrō perquīris perquīrit perquīrimus perquīritis perquīrunt
imperfect perquīrēbam perquīrēbās perquīrēbat perquīrēbāmus perquīrēbātis perquīrēbant
future perquīram perquīrēs perquīret perquīrēmus perquīrētis perquīrent
perfect perquīsīvī perquīsīvistī perquīsīvit perquīsīvimus perquīsīvistis perquīsīvērunt,
pluperfect perquīsīveram perquīsīverās perquīsīverat perquīsīverāmus perquīsīverātis perquīsīverant
future perfect perquīsīverō perquīsīveris perquīsīverit perquīsīverimus perquīsīveritis perquīsīverint
passive present perquīror perquīreris,
perquīritur perquīrimur perquīriminī perquīruntur
imperfect perquīrēbar perquīrēbāris,
perquīrēbātur perquīrēbāmur perquīrēbāminī perquīrēbantur
future perquīrar perquīrēris,
perquīrētur perquīrēmur perquīrēminī perquīrentur
perfect perquīsītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect perquīsītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect perquīsītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perquīram perquīrās perquīrat perquīrāmus perquīrātis perquīrant
imperfect perquīrerem perquīrerēs perquīreret perquīrerēmus perquīrerētis perquīrerent
perfect perquīsīverim perquīsīverīs perquīsīverit perquīsīverīmus perquīsīverītis perquīsīverint
pluperfect perquīsīvissem perquīsīvissēs perquīsīvisset perquīsīvissēmus perquīsīvissētis perquīsīvissent
passive present perquīrar perquīrāris,
perquīrātur perquīrāmur perquīrāminī perquīrantur
imperfect perquīrerer perquīrerēris,
perquīrerētur perquīrerēmur perquīrerēminī perquīrerentur
perfect perquīsītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect perquīsītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perquīre perquīrite
future perquīritō perquīritō perquīritōte perquīruntō
passive present perquīrere perquīriminī
future perquīritor perquīritor perquīruntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives perquīrere perquīsīvisse perquīsītūrum esse perquīrī perquīsītum esse perquīsītum īrī
participles perquīrēns perquīsītūrus perquīsītus perquīrendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
perquīrendī perquīrendō perquīrendum perquīrendō perquīsītum perquīsītū


  • English: perquire
  • Portuguese: perquirir
  • Spanish: perquirir


  • perquiro”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • perquiro”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • perquiro in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette