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voco (plural voci)

  1. voice




  1. first-person singular present indicative of vocare




Denominal from the oblique stem *wokʷ- of vōx ‎(voice, speech).



vocō ‎(present infinitive vocāre, perfect active vocāvī, supine vocātum); first conjugation

  1. (transitive) I call, summon, beckon (with one's voice).
    • c. 37 BCE – 30 BCE, Virgil, Georgicon 4.265
      [] ultro / hortantem et fessas ad pabula nota vocantem
      [] freely / calling them and exhorting the weary insects to eat their familiar food.
    1. (transitive, by extension) I invoke, call upon (a person, especially a god)
    2. (transitive, by extension) I summon, convene, call together.
      • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 26.1
        Cn. Fuluius Centumalus P. Sulpicius Galba consules cum idibus Martiis magistratum inissent, senatu in Capitolium uocato, de re publica, de administratione belli, de prouinciis exercitibusque patres consuluerunt.
        When the consuls Gnaeus Fulvius Centumalus and Publius Sulpicius Galba took up the magistracy on the Ides of March, they summoned the senate to the Capitoline Hill and consulted the senators on issues regarding the state, the handling of the war, the provinces and the armies.
  2. (transitive) I name, designate
  3. I bring or put (into a state or condition)
    vocare in dubium‎ ― to call into question


   Conjugation of voco (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vocō vocās vocat vocāmus vocātis vocant
imperfect vocābam vocābās vocābat vocābāmus vocābātis vocābant
future vocābō vocābis vocābit vocābimus vocābitis vocābunt
perfect vocāvī vocāvistī vocāvit vocāvimus vocāvistis vocāvērunt, vocāvēre
pluperfect vocāveram vocāverās vocāverat vocāverāmus vocāverātis vocāverant
future perfect vocāverō vocāveris vocāverit vocāverimus vocāveritis vocāverint
passive present vocor vocāris, vocāre vocātur vocāmur vocāminī vocantur
imperfect vocābar vocābāris, vocābāre vocābātur vocābāmur vocābāminī vocābantur
future vocābor vocāberis, vocābere vocābitur vocābimur vocābiminī vocābuntur
perfect vocātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect vocātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect vocātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vocem vocēs vocet vocēmus vocētis vocent
imperfect vocārem vocārēs vocāret vocārēmus vocārētis vocārent
perfect vocāverim vocāverīs vocāverit vocāverīmus vocāverītis vocāverint
pluperfect vocāvissem vocāvissēs vocāvisset vocāvissēmus vocāvissētis vocāvissent
passive present vocer vocēris, vocēre vocētur vocēmur vocēminī vocentur
imperfect vocārer vocārēris, vocārēre vocārētur vocārēmur vocārēminī vocārentur
perfect vocātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect vocātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vocā vocāte
future vocātō vocātō vocātōte vocantō
passive present vocāre vocāminī
future vocātor vocātor vocantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives vocāre vocāvisse vocātūrus esse vocārī vocātus esse vocātum īrī
participles vocāns vocātūrus vocātus vocandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
vocāre vocandī vocandō vocandum vocātum vocātū

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  • voco” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 691f