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From ab- (from, away from) +‎ rapiō (grab, seize, snatch).



abripiō (present infinitive abripere, perfect active abripuī, supine abreptum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I take away (by violence); snatch, drag or tear off or away.
  2. (figuratively, of rivers) I wash, blow away.
  3. (figuratively) I carry off, remove, detach.
  4. (figuratively) I squander, dissipate.


   Conjugation of abripio (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abripiō abripis abripit abripimus abripitis abripiunt
imperfect abripiēbam abripiēbās abripiēbat abripiēbāmus abripiēbātis abripiēbant
future abripiam abripiēs abripiet abripiēmus abripiētis abripient
perfect abripuī abripuistī abripuit abripuimus abripuistis abripuērunt, abripuēre
pluperfect abripueram abripuerās abripuerat abripuerāmus abripuerātis abripuerant
future perfect abripuerō abripueris abripuerit abripuerimus abripueritis abripuerint
passive present abripior abriperis, abripere abripitur abripimur abripiminī abripiuntur
imperfect abripiēbar abripiēbāris, abripiēbāre abripiēbātur abripiēbāmur abripiēbāminī abripiēbantur
future abripiar abripiēris, abripiēre abripiētur abripiēmur abripiēminī abripientur
perfect abreptus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect abreptus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect abreptus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abripiam abripiās abripiat abripiāmus abripiātis abripiant
imperfect abriperem abriperēs abriperet abriperēmus abriperētis abriperent
perfect abripuerim abripuerīs abripuerit abripuerīmus abripuerītis abripuerint
pluperfect abripuissem abripuissēs abripuisset abripuissēmus abripuissētis abripuissent
passive present abripiar abripiāris, abripiāre abripiātur abripiāmur abripiāminī abripiantur
imperfect abriperer abriperēris, abriperēre abriperētur abriperēmur abriperēminī abriperentur
perfect abreptus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect abreptus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abripe abripite
future abripitō abripitō abripitōte abripiuntō
passive present abripere abripiminī
future abripitor abripitor abripiuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives abripere abripuisse abreptūrus esse abripī abreptus esse abreptum īrī
participles abripiēns abreptūrus abreptus abripiendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
abripere abripiendī abripiendō abripiendum abreptum abreptū



  • abripio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • abripio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • abripio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be driven out of one's course; to drift: tempestate abripi