In a lot of Italian operas, I frequently hear the word "parmi". Either used in the middle of a sentence, or in the beginning of the final cabaletta in L'Assedio di Corinto.
Yet, no translation service or dictionary I've checked has this word. I've studied Italian for a year, so in the aria's name Parmi vederlo, I know that vederlo is see it. So my thought is it might be Pare+mi, as an imperative case, but pare is not the infinitive of any verb I can find. And even if you use parere the context doesn't make sense, since the sentence would seem to read like "It seems to see it...".
For context, the full sentence is, "Parmi vederlo, ahi misero vicino a morte orribile."
Any help with this?