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From scīscō ‎(seek to know; ascertain) +‎ -itō.



scīscitor ‎(present infinitive scīscitārī, perfect active scīscitātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. I ask, inquire, question, examine, consult, interrogate.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often in constructions using ab, , ex, or an indirect question.


   Conjugation of sciscitor (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scīscitor scīscitāris, scīscitāre scīscitātur scīscitāmur scīscitāminī scīscitantur
imperfect scīscitābar scīscitābāris, scīscitābāre scīscitābātur scīscitābāmur scīscitābāminī scīscitābantur
future scīscitābor scīscitāberis, scīscitābere scīscitābitur scīscitābimur scīscitābiminī scīscitābuntur
perfect scīscitātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect scīscitātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect scīscitātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scīsciter scīscitēris, scīscitēre scīscitētur scīscitēmur scīscitēminī scīscitentur
imperfect scīscitārer scīscitārēris, scīscitārēre scīscitārētur scīscitārēmur scīscitārēminī scīscitārentur
perfect scīscitātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect scīscitātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scīscitāre scīscitāminī
future scīscitātor scīscitātor scīscitantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives scīscitārī scīscitātus esse scīscitātūrus esse scīscitātum īrī
participles scīscitāns scīscitātus scīscitātūrus scīscitandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
scīscitārī scīscitandī scīscitandō scīscitandum scīscitātum scīscitātū

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  • sciscitor” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.