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From auceps (bird-catcher) +‎ .



aucupor (present infinitive aucupārī, perfect active aucupātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. I go bird-catching or fowling.
  2. I catch or take bees.
  3. I chase, strive for; I am on the lookout, lie in wait or watch for.


   Conjugation of aucupor (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present aucupor aucupāris, aucupāre aucupātur aucupāmur aucupāminī aucupantur
imperfect aucupābar aucupābāris, aucupābāre aucupābātur aucupābāmur aucupābāminī aucupābantur
future aucupābor aucupāberis, aucupābere aucupābitur aucupābimur aucupābiminī aucupābuntur
perfect aucupātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect aucupātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect aucupātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present aucuper aucupēris, aucupēre aucupētur aucupēmur aucupēminī aucupentur
imperfect aucupārer aucupārēris, aucupārēre aucupārētur aucupārēmur aucupārēminī aucupārentur
perfect aucupātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect aucupātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present aucupāre aucupāminī
future aucupātor aucupātor aucupantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives aucupārī aucupātus esse aucupātūrus esse
participles aucupāns aucupātus aucupātūrus aucupandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
aucupārī aucupandī aucupandō aucupandum aucupātum aucupātū

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  • aucupor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aucupor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aucupor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to court a person's favour; to ingratiate oneself with..: gratiam alicuius sibi quaerere, sequi, more strongly aucupari