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From sciō (know) +‎ -scō.



scīscō (present infinitive scīscere, perfect active scīvī, supine scītum); third conjugation

  1. (transitive) I seek to know; ask, search, inquire, question.
  2. (transitive) I accept, approve, assent to, vote for; appoint, enact, decree, ordain.
  3. (transitive) I learn, ascertain, determine, know.


   Conjugation of scīscō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scīscō scīscis scīscit scīscimus scīscitis scīscunt
imperfect scīscēbam scīscēbās scīscēbat scīscēbāmus scīscēbātis scīscēbant
future scīscam scīscēs scīscet scīscēmus scīscētis scīscent
perfect scīvī scīvistī scīvit scīvimus scīvistis scīvērunt, scīvēre
pluperfect scīveram scīverās scīverat scīverāmus scīverātis scīverant
future perfect scīverō scīveris scīverit scīverimus scīveritis scīverint
passive present scīscor scīsceris, scīscere scīscitur scīscimur scīsciminī scīscuntur
imperfect scīscēbar scīscēbāris, scīscēbāre scīscēbātur scīscēbāmur scīscēbāminī scīscēbantur
future scīscar scīscēris, scīscēre scīscētur scīscēmur scīscēminī scīscentur
perfect scītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect scītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect scītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scīscam scīscās scīscat scīscāmus scīscātis scīscant
imperfect scīscerem scīscerēs scīsceret scīscerēmus scīscerētis scīscerent
perfect scīverim scīverīs scīverit scīverīmus scīverītis scīverint
pluperfect scīvissem scīvissēs scīvisset scīvissēmus scīvissētis scīvissent
passive present scīscar scīscāris, scīscāre scīscātur scīscāmur scīscāminī scīscantur
imperfect scīscerer scīscerēris, scīscerēre scīscerētur scīscerēmur scīscerēminī scīscerentur
perfect scītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect scītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scīsce scīscite
future scīscitō scīscitō scīscitōte scīscuntō
passive present scīscere scīsciminī
future scīscitor scīscitor scīscuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives scīscere scīvisse scītūrum esse scīscī scītum esse scītum īrī
participles scīscēns scītūrus scītus scīscendus, scīscundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
scīscendī scīscendō scīscendum scīscendō scītum scītū

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  • scisco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • scisco in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • scisco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to vote for a law: legem sciscere (Planc. 14. 35)