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From dē- +‎ carpō.



dēcerpō (present infinitive dēcerpere, perfect active dēcerpsī, supine dēcerptum); third conjugation

  1. I pluck, pull, tear or snip off
  2. I cull
  3. I gather or crop


   Conjugation of decerpo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēcerpō dēcerpis dēcerpit dēcerpimus dēcerpitis dēcerpunt
imperfect dēcerpēbam dēcerpēbās dēcerpēbat dēcerpēbāmus dēcerpēbātis dēcerpēbant
future dēcerpam dēcerpēs dēcerpet dēcerpēmus dēcerpētis dēcerpent
perfect dēcerpsī dēcerpsistī dēcerpsit dēcerpsimus dēcerpsistis dēcerpsērunt, dēcerpsēre
pluperfect dēcerpseram dēcerpserās dēcerpserat dēcerpserāmus dēcerpserātis dēcerpserant
future perfect dēcerpserō dēcerpseris dēcerpserit dēcerpserimus dēcerpseritis dēcerpserint
passive present dēcerpor dēcerperis, dēcerpere dēcerpitur dēcerpimur dēcerpiminī dēcerpuntur
imperfect dēcerpēbar dēcerpēbāris, dēcerpēbāre dēcerpēbātur dēcerpēbāmur dēcerpēbāminī dēcerpēbantur
future dēcerpar dēcerpēris, dēcerpēre dēcerpētur dēcerpēmur dēcerpēminī dēcerpentur
perfect dēcerptus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dēcerptus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dēcerptus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēcerpam dēcerpās dēcerpat dēcerpāmus dēcerpātis dēcerpant
imperfect dēcerperem dēcerperēs dēcerperet dēcerperēmus dēcerperētis dēcerperent
perfect dēcerpserim dēcerpserīs dēcerpserit dēcerpserīmus dēcerpserītis dēcerpserint
pluperfect dēcerpsissem dēcerpsissēs dēcerpsisset dēcerpsissēmus dēcerpsissētis dēcerpsissent
passive present dēcerpar dēcerpāris, dēcerpāre dēcerpātur dēcerpāmur dēcerpāminī dēcerpantur
imperfect dēcerperer dēcerperēris, dēcerperēre dēcerperētur dēcerperēmur dēcerperēminī dēcerperentur
perfect dēcerptus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dēcerptus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēcerpe dēcerpite
future dēcerpitō dēcerpitō dēcerpitōte dēcerpuntō
passive present dēcerpere dēcerpiminī
future dēcerpitor dēcerpitor dēcerpuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēcerpere dēcerpsisse dēcerptūrus esse dēcerpī dēcerptus esse dēcerptum īrī
participles dēcerpēns dēcerptūrus dēcerptus dēcerpendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dēcerpere dēcerpendī dēcerpendō dēcerpendum dēcerptum dēcerptū

Derived terms[edit]


  • decerpo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • decerpo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • decerpo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to choose one from a large number of instances: ex infinita exemplorum copia unum (pauca) sumere, decerpere (eligere)