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I need the Latin for "I Discover" - as in "I learn new things, by gathering information about it and/or trying it myself (by trial and error)".

I've looked for it in several online dictionaries, but several different suggestions shows, and I don't know which one would fit the best. Nor am I entirely sure which ending to give the verb for "I discover"... Finally, perhaps there is another verb that better fits what I'm describing, than any of the ones suggested.

I got pretty much more or less the same from all dictionaries I tred, I'll here quote for the one at Notre Dame, since it had such dense format:

reperio, reperire, repperi, repertus  V  TRANS     3 4  TRANS   [XXXAO]  
discover, learn; light on; find/obtain/get; find out/to be, get to know; invent;

conperio, conperire, conperi, conpertus  V  TRANS     3 4  TRANS   [XXXAO]  
learn/discover/find (by investigation); verify/know for certain; find guilty;

comperio, comperire, comperi, compertus  V  TRANS     3 4  TRANS   [XXXAO]  
learn/discover/find (by investigation); verify/know for certain; find guilty;

repperio, repperire, repperi, reppertus  V  TRANS     3 4  TRANS   [XXXAO]  
discover, learn; light on; find/obtain/get; find out/to be, get to know; invent;

invenio, invenire, inveni, inventus  V     3 4 [XXXAX]  
come upon; discover, find; invent, contrive; reach, manage to get;

profero, proferre, protuli, prolatus  V     3 2 [XXXAX]  
bring forward; advance; defer; discover; mention;

First off, what is the difference between "conperio" and "comperio"?

Anyway, I guess I'd want one with "learn"... but since I'll be gathering information and learn by trying myself, I suppose I'd want one of them including "by investigation" - ie. conperio/comperio...?

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Conperio and comperio are just variant spellings, and the same with reperio and repperio. The "normal" words though are comperio and reperio.

That said, the word I've come across the most for "I discover" is invenio, so that's the one I would go with. It's also the most neutral and obvious choice, as some of the other ones could potentially mean other things.

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