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See also: recitó, recitò, and rečito




  1. first-person singular present indicative of recitare




From re- (again) +‎ citō (call forth)



recitō (present infinitive recitāre, perfect active recitāvī, supine recitātum); first conjugation

  1. I read aloud, recite
  2. I appoint, name (in writing)


   Conjugation of recito (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present recitō recitās recitat recitāmus recitātis recitant
imperfect recitābam recitābās recitābat recitābāmus recitābātis recitābant
future recitābō recitābis recitābit recitābimus recitābitis recitābunt
perfect recitāvī recitāvistī, recitāsti1 recitāvit recitāvimus recitāvistis, recitāstis1 recitāvērunt, recitāvēre
pluperfect recitāveram recitāverās recitāverat recitāverāmus recitāverātis recitāverant
future perfect recitāverō recitāveris recitāverit recitāverimus recitāveritis recitāverint
passive present recitor recitāris, recitāre recitātur recitāmur recitāminī recitantur
imperfect recitābar recitābāris, recitābāre recitābātur recitābāmur recitābāminī recitābantur
future recitābor recitāberis, recitābere recitābitur recitābimur recitābiminī recitābuntur
perfect recitātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect recitātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect recitātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present recitem recitēs recitet recitēmus recitētis recitent
imperfect recitārem recitārēs recitāret recitārēmus recitārētis recitārent
perfect recitāverim recitāverīs recitāverit recitāverimus recitāveritis recitāverint
pluperfect recitāvissem, recitāssem1 recitāvissēs, recitāsses1 recitāvisset, recitāsset1 recitāvissēmus, recitāssemus1 recitāvissētis, recitāssetis1 recitāvissent, recitāssent1
passive present reciter recitēris, recitēre recitētur recitēmur recitēminī recitentur
imperfect recitārer recitārēris, recitārēre recitārētur recitārēmur recitārēminī recitārentur
perfect recitātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect recitātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present recitā recitāte
future recitātō recitātō recitātōte recitantō
passive present recitāre recitāminī
future recitātor recitātor recitantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives recitāre recitāvisse, recitāsse1 recitātūrus esse recitārī recitātus esse recitātum īrī
participles recitāns recitātūrus recitātus recitandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
recitāre recitandī recitandō recitandum recitātum recitātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.



  • recito in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • recito in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • recito in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to read a piece of verse with expression: carmen recitare
    • to read a letter aloud (in public): litteras recitare (Att. 8. 9. 2)




  1. first-person singular present indicative of recitar




  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of recitar.