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From ante- +‎ *cellō (to rise), a lost verb whose participle is celsus, from Proto-Indo-European *kelH- (to rise) (whence collis, columen etc.).



antecellō (present infinitive antecellere); third conjugation, no perfect or supine stem

  1. I surpass, excel
  2. I prevail over


  • The passive is non-Classical.
   Conjugation of antecellō (third conjugation, no supine stem, no perfect stem)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present antecellō antecellis antecellit antecellimus antecellitis antecellunt
imperfect antecellēbam antecellēbās antecellēbat antecellēbāmus antecellēbātis antecellēbant
future antecellam antecellēs antecellet antecellēmus antecellētis antecellent
passive present antecellor antecelleris, antecellere antecellitur antecellimur antecelliminī antecelluntur
imperfect antecellēbar antecellēbāris, antecellēbāre antecellēbātur antecellēbāmur antecellēbāminī antecellēbantur
future antecellar antecellēris, antecellēre antecellētur antecellēmur antecellēminī antecellentur
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present antecellam antecellās antecellat antecellāmus antecellātis antecellant
imperfect antecellerem antecellerēs antecelleret antecellerēmus antecellerētis antecellerent
passive present antecellar antecellāris, antecellāre antecellātur antecellāmur antecellāminī antecellantur
imperfect antecellerer antecellerēris, antecellerēre antecellerētur antecellerēmur antecellerēminī antecellerentur
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present antecelle antecellite
future antecellitō antecellitō antecellitōte antecelluntō
passive present antecellere antecelliminī
future antecellitor antecellitor antecelluntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives antecellere antecellī
participles antecellēns antecellendus, antecellundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
antecellendī antecellendō antecellendum antecellendō

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  • antecello in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • antecello in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • antecello in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette