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From scrūta, as the original sense of the verb was to search through trash.



scrūtor (present infinitive scrūtārī or scrūtārier, perfect active scrūtātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. I search or examine thoroughly; I probe, investigate or scrutinize


   Conjugation of scrūtor (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scrūtor scrūtāris, scrūtāre scrūtātur scrūtāmur scrūtāminī scrūtantur
imperfect scrūtābar scrūtābāris, scrūtābāre scrūtābātur scrūtābāmur scrūtābāminī scrūtābantur
future scrūtābor scrūtāberis, scrūtābere scrūtābitur scrūtābimur scrūtābiminī scrūtābuntur
perfect scrūtātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect scrūtātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect scrūtātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scrūter scrūtēris, scrūtēre scrūtētur scrūtēmur scrūtēminī scrūtentur
imperfect scrūtārer scrūtārēris, scrūtārēre scrūtārētur scrūtārēmur scrūtārēminī scrūtārentur
perfect scrūtātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect scrūtātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scrūtāre scrūtāminī
future scrūtātor scrūtātor scrūtantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives scrūtārī, scrūtārier1 scrūtātum esse scrūtātūrum esse
participles scrūtāns scrūtātus scrūtātūrus scrūtandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
scrūtandī scrūtandō scrūtandum scrūtandō scrūtātum scrūtātū

1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested for this verb.

Derived terms[edit]


  • Catalan: escrutar
  • French: scruter
  • Italian: scrutare
  • Portuguese: escrutar
  • Spanish: escrutar


  • scrutor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • scrutor in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • scrutor in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • scrutiny in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.