Latin edit

Etymology edit

From in- (in, at, on; into) +‎ quaerō (seek, look for).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

inquīrō (present infinitive inquīrere, perfect active inquīsīvī, supine inquīsītum); third conjugation

  1. to seek after, search for, inquire into something; investigate; pry, examine
    Synonyms: conquīrō, quaesō, spectō, circumspiciō, scrūtor, quaerō, requīrō, interrogō
  2. (law) to search for grounds of accusation against someone

Conjugation edit

   Conjugation of inquīrō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inquīrō inquīris inquīrit inquīrimus inquīritis inquīrunt
imperfect inquīrēbam inquīrēbās inquīrēbat inquīrēbāmus inquīrēbātis inquīrēbant
future inquīram inquīrēs inquīret inquīrēmus inquīrētis inquīrent
perfect inquīsīvī inquīsīvistī inquīsīvit inquīsīvimus inquīsīvistis inquīsīvērunt,
pluperfect inquīsīveram inquīsīverās inquīsīverat inquīsīverāmus inquīsīverātis inquīsīverant
future perfect inquīsīverō inquīsīveris inquīsīverit inquīsīverimus inquīsīveritis inquīsīverint
passive present inquīror inquīreris,
inquīritur inquīrimur inquīriminī inquīruntur
imperfect inquīrēbar inquīrēbāris,
inquīrēbātur inquīrēbāmur inquīrēbāminī inquīrēbantur
future inquīrar inquīrēris,
inquīrētur inquīrēmur inquīrēminī inquīrentur
perfect inquīsītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect inquīsītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect inquīsītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inquīram inquīrās inquīrat inquīrāmus inquīrātis inquīrant
imperfect inquīrerem inquīrerēs inquīreret inquīrerēmus inquīrerētis inquīrerent
perfect inquīsīverim inquīsīverīs inquīsīverit inquīsīverīmus inquīsīverītis inquīsīverint
pluperfect inquīsīvissem inquīsīvissēs inquīsīvisset inquīsīvissēmus inquīsīvissētis inquīsīvissent
passive present inquīrar inquīrāris,
inquīrātur inquīrāmur inquīrāminī inquīrantur
imperfect inquīrerer inquīrerēris,
inquīrerētur inquīrerēmur inquīrerēminī inquīrerentur
perfect inquīsītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect inquīsītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inquīre inquīrite
future inquīritō inquīritō inquīritōte inquīruntō
passive present inquīrere inquīriminī
future inquīritor inquīritor inquīruntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives inquīrere inquīsīvisse inquīsītūrum esse inquīrī inquīsītum esse inquīsītum īrī
participles inquīrēns inquīsītūrus inquīsītus inquīrendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
inquīrendī inquīrendō inquīrendum inquīrendō inquīsītum inquīsītū

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References edit

  • inquiro”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • inquiro”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • inquiro in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: in‧qui‧ro

Verb edit


  1. first-person singular present indicative of inquirir