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Perfect passive participle of capiō ‎(seize, take).



captus m ‎(feminine capta, neuter captum); first/second declension

  1. captured, having been captured, seized, having been seized, taken, having been taken
  2. taken on, having been taken on
  3. taken in, having been taken in, understood, having been understood
  4. afflicted, having been afflicted


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative captus capta captum captī captae capta
genitive captī captae captī captōrum captārum captōrum
dative captō captō captīs
accusative captum captam captum captōs captās capta
ablative captō captā captō captīs
vocative capte capta captum captī captae capta


captus m ‎(genitive captūs); fourth declension

  1. A taking, seizing.
  2. A thing which is taken or grasped.
  3. A prisoner, captive.
  4. A notion, capacity to comprehend.


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative captus captūs
genitive captūs captuum
dative captuī captibus
accusative captum captūs
ablative captū captibus
vocative captus captūs


Related terms[edit]


  • captus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • captus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • CAPTUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • captus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to be blind: oculis captum esse (vid. sect. IV. 6., note auribus, oculis...)
    • (ambiguous) to be affected by disease in every limb; to be paralysed: omnibus membris captum esse
    • (ambiguous) to be overcome by sleep: somno captum, oppressum esse
    • (ambiguous) to be out of one's mind: mente captum esse, mente alienata esse
    • (ambiguous) to be fired with love: amore captum, incensum, inflammatum esse, ardere