sentio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sent- (to head for, go). Cognate with Lithuanian sintėti (to think), Old High German sinnan (to go; desire), Old Irish sét (path, way).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active sentiō, present infinitive sentīre, perfect active sēnsī, supine sēnsum

  1. I feel; I perceive with the senses.
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.553
      Hanc quoque Phoebus amat positaque in stipite dextra
      sentit adhuc trepidare novo sub cortice pectus
      But yet Phoebus loves her in this form and pressing his right hand
      he feels still the trembling heart under the bark.
  2. I perceive: I notice mentally.
  3. I have an opinion; I feel an emotion.
    • c. 100 CE – 110 CE, Tacitus, Histories 1.1
      ...ubi sentire quae velis et quae sentias dicere licet.
      ...where to feel what you wish, and what you feel to say, is permitted.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (feel, perceive with the senses): percipiō

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