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From per- (through) +‎ speciō (observe, watch, look at).



perspiciō (present infinitive perspicere, perfect active perspexī, supine perspectum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I see through something.
  2. I perceive or discern clearly.


   Conjugation of perspiciō (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perspiciō perspicis perspicit perspicimus perspicitis perspiciunt
imperfect perspiciēbam perspiciēbās perspiciēbat perspiciēbāmus perspiciēbātis perspiciēbant
future perspiciam perspiciēs perspiciet perspiciēmus perspiciētis perspicient
perfect perspexī perspexistī perspexit perspeximus perspexistis perspexērunt,
pluperfect perspexeram perspexerās perspexerat perspexerāmus perspexerātis perspexerant
future perfect perspexerō perspexeris perspexerit perspexerimus perspexeritis perspexerint
passive present perspicior perspiceris,
perspicitur perspicimur perspiciminī perspiciuntur
imperfect perspiciēbar perspiciēbāris,
perspiciēbātur perspiciēbāmur perspiciēbāminī perspiciēbantur
future perspiciar perspiciēris,
perspiciētur perspiciēmur perspiciēminī perspicientur
perfect perspectus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect perspectus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect perspectus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perspiciam perspiciās perspiciat perspiciāmus perspiciātis perspiciant
imperfect perspicerem perspicerēs perspiceret perspicerēmus perspicerētis perspicerent
perfect perspexerim perspexerīs perspexerit perspexerīmus perspexerītis perspexerint
pluperfect perspexissem perspexissēs perspexisset perspexissēmus perspexissētis perspexissent
passive present perspiciar perspiciāris,
perspiciātur perspiciāmur perspiciāminī perspiciantur
imperfect perspicerer perspicerēris,
perspicerētur perspicerēmur perspicerēminī perspicerentur
perfect perspectus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect perspectus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present perspice perspicite
future perspicitō perspicitō perspicitōte perspiciuntō
passive present perspicere perspiciminī
future perspicitor perspicitor perspiciuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives perspicere perspexisse perspectūrum esse perspicī perspectum esse perspectum īrī
participles perspiciēns perspectūrus perspectus perspiciendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
perspiciendī perspiciendō perspiciendum perspiciendō perspectum perspectū



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