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Etymology 1[edit]

sub- (under) +‎ speciō (watch, look at)



suspiciō (present infinitive suspicere, perfect active suspexī, supine suspectum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I look up at or to
  2. I admire
  3. I look askance
  4. I suspect or mistrust
   Conjugation of suspiciō (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present suspiciō suspicis suspicit suspicimus suspicitis suspiciunt
imperfect suspiciēbam suspiciēbās suspiciēbat suspiciēbāmus suspiciēbātis suspiciēbant
future suspiciam suspiciēs suspiciet suspiciēmus suspiciētis suspicient
perfect suspexī suspexistī suspexit suspeximus suspexistis suspexērunt, suspexēre
pluperfect suspexeram suspexerās suspexerat suspexerāmus suspexerātis suspexerant
future perfect suspexerō suspexeris suspexerit suspexerimus suspexeritis suspexerint
passive present suspicior suspiceris, suspicere suspicitur suspicimur suspiciminī suspiciuntur
imperfect suspiciēbar suspiciēbāris, suspiciēbāre suspiciēbātur suspiciēbāmur suspiciēbāminī suspiciēbantur
future suspiciar suspiciēris, suspiciēre suspiciētur suspiciēmur suspiciēminī suspicientur
perfect suspectus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect suspectus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect suspectus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present suspiciam suspiciās suspiciat suspiciāmus suspiciātis suspiciant
imperfect suspicerem suspicerēs suspiceret suspicerēmus suspicerētis suspicerent
perfect suspexerim suspexerīs suspexerit suspexerīmus suspexerītis suspexerint
pluperfect suspexissem suspexissēs suspexisset suspexissēmus suspexissētis suspexissent
passive present suspiciar suspiciāris, suspiciāre suspiciātur suspiciāmur suspiciāminī suspiciantur
imperfect suspicerer suspicerēris, suspicerēre suspicerētur suspicerēmur suspicerēminī suspicerentur
perfect suspectus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect suspectus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present suspice suspicite
future suspicitō suspicitō suspicitōte suspiciuntō
passive present suspicere suspiciminī
future suspicitor suspicitor suspiciuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives suspicere suspexisse suspectūrum esse suspicī suspectum esse suspectum īrī
participles suspiciēns suspectūrus suspectus suspiciendus, suspiciundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
suspiciendī suspiciendō suspiciendum suspiciendō suspectum suspectū
Derived terms[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb suspiciō +‎ -iō.

Alternative forms[edit]



suspīciō f (genitive suspīciōnis); third declension

  1. suspicion
  2. mistrust

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative suspīciō suspīciōnēs
Genitive suspīciōnis suspīciōnum
Dative suspīciōnī suspīciōnibus
Accusative suspīciōnem suspīciōnēs
Ablative suspīciōne suspīciōnibus
Vocative suspīciō suspīciōnēs



  • suspicio2 in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • suspicio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • suspicio in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • suspicio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to give ground for suspicion: locum dare suspicioni
    • to rouse a person's suspicions: suspicionem movere, excitare, inicere, dare alicui
    • to suspect a person: suspicionem habere de aliquo
    • to be suspected of a thing: suspicionem alicuius rei habere
    • a suspicion falls on some one: suspicio (alicuius rei) cadit in aliquem, pertinet ad aliquem
    • to make a person suspected: aliquem in suspicionem adducere (alicui), aliquem suspectum reddere
    • to become the object of suspicion: in suspicionem vocari, cadere
    • to be suspected by some one: in suspicionem alicui venire
    • to clear oneself of a suspicion: suspicionem a se removere, depellere, propulsare (Verr. 3. 60. 140)
    • to banish all feeling of prejudice from the mind: suspicionem ex animo delere
    • he is in a suspicious mood: suspicio insidet in animo ejus
    • he is in a suspicious mood: suspicio ei penitus inhaeret
    • the faintest suspicion: suspicio tenuissima, minima
    • to have no presentiment of a thing: a suspicione alicuius rei abhorrere
    • (ambiguous) to raise the eyes to heaven; to look up to the sky: suspicere (in) caelum
    • (ambiguous) to study the commonplace: cogitationes in res humiles abicere (De Amic. 9. 32) (Opp. alte spectare, ad altiora tendere, altum, magnificum, divinum suspicere)
  • suspicio in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016