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From con- +‎ capio.



concipiō (present infinitive concipere, perfect active concēpī, supine conceptum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I receive or catch, grasp
    Synonyms: habeō, teneo, apprehendō, comprehendō, dēprehendō, capesso, recipio, accipio
  2. I derive (from)
  3. I contain or hold
    Synonym: contineo
  4. I comprehend intellectually, think
    Synonyms: apprehendō, comprehendō, dēprehendō, accipiō, cognōscō, teneō, apīscor, capiō, complector, excipiō, exaudiō
    Antonyms: ignōrō, nesciō
  5. I adopt
    Synonyms: assumo, induco, adhibeo, suscipio, sumo, accipio
  6. I devise or conceive
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 1.485-486:
      cōnscia mēns ut cuique sua est, ita concipit intrā
      pectora prō factō spemque metumque suō.
      As the mind of each man is conscious [of good or evil], so does he conceive within his breast hope or fear, according to his actions.
      1851. The Fasti &c of Ovid. Translated by H. T. Riley. London: H. G. Bohn. pg. 31.


   Conjugation of concipiō (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present concipiō concipis concipit concipimus concipitis concipiunt
imperfect concipiēbam concipiēbās concipiēbat concipiēbāmus concipiēbātis concipiēbant
future concipiam concipiēs concipiet concipiēmus concipiētis concipient
perfect concēpī concēpistī concēpit concēpimus concēpistis concēpērunt,
pluperfect concēperam concēperās concēperat concēperāmus concēperātis concēperant
future perfect concēperō concēperis concēperit concēperimus concēperitis concēperint
passive present concipior conciperis,
concipitur concipimur concipiminī concipiuntur
imperfect concipiēbar concipiēbāris,
concipiēbātur concipiēbāmur concipiēbāminī concipiēbantur
future concipiar concipiēris,
concipiētur concipiēmur concipiēminī concipientur
perfect conceptus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect conceptus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect conceptus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present concipiam concipiās concipiat concipiāmus concipiātis concipiant
imperfect conciperem conciperēs conciperet conciperēmus conciperētis conciperent
perfect concēperim concēperīs concēperit concēperīmus concēperītis concēperint
pluperfect concēpissem concēpissēs concēpisset concēpissēmus concēpissētis concēpissent
passive present concipiar concipiāris,
concipiātur concipiāmur concipiāminī concipiantur
imperfect conciperer conciperēris,
conciperētur conciperēmur conciperēminī conciperentur
perfect conceptus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect conceptus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present concipe concipite
future concipitō concipitō concipitōte concipiuntō
passive present concipere concipiminī
future concipitor concipitor concipiuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives concipere concēpisse conceptūrum esse concipī conceptum esse conceptum īrī
participles concipiēns conceptūrus conceptus concipiendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
concipiendī concipiendō concipiendum concipiendō conceptum conceptū

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  • concipio”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • concipio”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • concipio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to take fire: ignem concipere, comprehendere
    • to incur ignominy: infamiam concipere, subire, sibi conflare
    • to form an idea of a thing, imagine, conceive: animo concipere aliquid
    • to form a conception, notion of a thing: notionem or rationem alicuius rei in animo informare or animo concipere
    • to conceive an ideal: singularem quandam perfectionis imaginem animo concipere
    • to conceive a hope: spem concipere animo
    • to commit a crime and so make oneself liable to the consequences of it: scelus (in se) concipere, suscipere
    • to make a vow: vota facere, nuncupare, suscipere, concipere