From re- (back; again) +‎ speciō (observe, look at).



respiciō (present infinitive respicere, perfect active respexī, supine respectum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I look behind, look back at or upon, look to, look around.
  2. I have regard for, consider; respect.


   Conjugation of respiciō (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present respiciō respicis respicit respicimus respicitis respiciunt
imperfect respiciēbam respiciēbās respiciēbat respiciēbāmus respiciēbātis respiciēbant
future respiciam respiciēs respiciet respiciēmus respiciētis respicient
perfect respexī respexistī respexit respeximus respexistis respexērunt, respexēre
pluperfect respexeram respexerās respexerat respexerāmus respexerātis respexerant
future perfect respexerō respexeris respexerit respexerimus respexeritis respexerint
passive present respicior respiceris, respicere respicitur respicimur respiciminī respiciuntur
imperfect respiciēbar respiciēbāris, respiciēbāre respiciēbātur respiciēbāmur respiciēbāminī respiciēbantur
future respiciar respiciēris, respiciēre respiciētur respiciēmur respiciēminī respicientur
perfect respectus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect respectus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect respectus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present respiciam respiciās respiciat respiciāmus respiciātis respiciant
imperfect respicerem respicerēs respiceret respicerēmus respicerētis respicerent
perfect respexerim respexerīs respexerit respexerīmus respexerītis respexerint
pluperfect respexissem respexissēs respexisset respexissēmus respexissētis respexissent
passive present respiciar respiciāris, respiciāre respiciātur respiciāmur respiciāminī respiciantur
imperfect respicerer respicerēris, respicerēre respicerētur respicerēmur respicerēminī respicerentur
perfect respectus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect respectus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present respice respicite
future respicitō respicitō respicitōte respiciuntō
passive present respicere respiciminī
future respicitor respicitor respiciuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives respicere respexisse respectūrum esse respicī respectum esse respectum īrī
participles respiciēns respectūrus respectus respiciendus, respiciundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
respiciendī respiciendō respiciendum respiciendō respectum respectū

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  • respicio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • respicio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • respicio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to have regard for; take into consideration: respicere aliquid