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From Proto-Italic *sāgiō, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂gyeti (to seek out, to track). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἡγέομαι (hēgéomai, I guide, lead), Gothic 𐍃𐍉𐌺𐌾𐌰𐌽 (sōkjan), and English seek.



sāgiō (present infinitive sāgīre, perfect active sāgīvī, supine sāgītum); fourth conjugation

  1. I perceive quickly or keenly with the senses.
  2. I perceive acutely with the intellect.


   Conjugation of sagio (fourth conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sāgiō sāgīs sāgit sāgīmus sāgītis sāgiunt
imperfect sāgiēbam sāgiēbās sāgiēbat sāgiēbāmus sāgiēbātis sāgiēbant
future sāgiam sāgiēs sāgiet sāgiēmus sāgiētis sāgient
perfect sāgīvī sāgīvistī sāgīvit sāgīvimus sāgīvistis sāgīvērunt, sāgīvēre
pluperfect sāgīveram sāgīverās sāgīverat sāgīverāmus sāgīverātis sāgīverant
future perfect sāgīverō sāgīveris sāgīverit sāgīverimus sāgīveritis sāgīverint
passive present sāgior sāgīris, sāgīre sāgītur sāgīmur sāgīminī sāgiuntur
imperfect sāgiēbar sāgiēbāris, sāgiēbāre sāgiēbātur sāgiēbāmur sāgiēbāminī sāgiēbantur
future sāgiar sāgiēris, sāgiēre sāgiētur sāgiēmur sāgiēminī sāgientur
perfect sāgītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect sāgītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect sāgītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sāgiam sāgiās sāgiat sāgiāmus sāgiātis sāgiant
imperfect sāgīrem sāgīrēs sāgīret sāgīrēmus sāgīrētis sāgīrent
perfect sāgīverim sāgīverīs sāgīverit sāgīverīmus sāgīverītis sāgīverint
pluperfect sāgīvissem sāgīvissēs sāgīvisset sāgīvissēmus sāgīvissētis sāgīvissent
passive present sāgiar sāgiāris, sāgiāre sāgiātur sāgiāmur sāgiāminī sāgiantur
imperfect sāgīrer sāgīrēris, sāgīrēre sāgīrētur sāgīrēmur sāgīrēminī sāgīrentur
perfect sāgītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect sāgītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sāgī sāgīte
future sāgītō sāgītō sāgītōte sāgiuntō
passive present sāgīre sāgīminī
future sāgītor sāgītor sāgiuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives sāgīre sāgīvisse sāgītūrus esse sāgīrī sāgītus esse sāgītum īrī
participles sāgiēns sāgītūrus sāgītus sāgiendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
sāgīre sāgiendī sāgiendō sāgiendum sāgītum sāgītū

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