See also: Respicio



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.
    Synonyms: circumspiciō, circumspectō, circumtueor
  2. I have a care for, regard, be mindful of, consider respect.
    Synonyms: cūrō, videō, colō, cōnsulō, prōcūrō, cōnsultō, serviō


   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,
pluperfect respexeram respexerās respexerat respexerāmus respexerātis respexerant
future perfect respexerō respexeris respexerit respexerimus respexeritis respexerint
sigmatic future1 respexō respexis respexit respeximus respexitis respexint
passive present respicior respiceris,
respicitur respicimur respiciminī respiciuntur
imperfect respiciēbar respiciēbāris,
respiciēbātur respiciēbāmur respiciēbāminī respiciēbantur
future respiciar respiciēris,
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
sigmatic aorist1 respexim respexīs respexīt respexīmus respexītis respexint
passive present respiciar respiciāris,
respiciātur respiciāmur respiciāminī respiciantur
imperfect respicerer respicerēris,
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,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
respiciendī respiciendō respiciendum respiciendō respectum respectū

1At least one use of the archaic "sigmatic future" and "sigmatic aorist" tenses is attested, which are used by Old Latin writers; most notably Plautus and Terence. The sigmatic future is generally ascribed a future or future perfect meaning, while the sigmatic aorist expresses a possible desire ("might want to").

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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