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From Proto-Indo-European *(s)tewd-, from *(s)tew- (to push, hit). Related to English stub; compare also Scots stap (to strike, to forcibly insert).


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈː/, [ˈstʊ.de.oː]
  • (file)


studeō (present infinitive studēre, perfect active studuī); second conjugation, no passive

  1. I dedicate myself (to), direct my efforts or attention (to), strive after.
  2. I am attached or favorable (to), favor, support.
  3. I study.

Usage notes[edit]

Usually used with the dative.


   Conjugation of studeo (second conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present studeō studēs studet studēmus studētis student
imperfect studēbam studēbās studēbat studēbāmus studēbātis studēbant
future studēbō studēbis studēbit studēbimus studēbitis studēbunt
perfect studuī studuistī studuit studuimus studuistis studuērunt, studuēre
pluperfect studueram studuerās studuerat studuerāmus studuerātis studuerant
future perfect studuerō studueris studuerit studuerimus studueritis studuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present studeam studeās studeat studeāmus studeātis studeant
imperfect studērem studērēs studēret studērēmus studērētis studērent
perfect studuerim studuerīs studuerit studuerimus studueritis studuerint
pluperfect studuissem studuissēs studuisset studuissēmus studuissētis studuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present studē studēte
future studētō studētō studētōte studentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives studēre studuisse
participles studēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
studēre studendī studendō studendum

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  • studeo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • studeo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • studeo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to look favourably upon; to support: studere, favere alicui
    • to study Greek literature: graecis litteris studere
    • to have an inclination for a thing: studere alicui rei, studiosum esse alicuius rei
    • to have a taste for agriculture: agriculturae studere (opp. agriculturam deserere)
    • to embrace the cause of..., be a partisan of..: alicuius partibus studere
    • to hold revolutionary opinions: novis rebus studere
  • studeo in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016