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From dē- +‎ prēhendo (seize, catch); from prae- (before) +‎ *hendo (used only in comp.); akin to Ancient Greek χανδάνω (khandánō, hold, contain) and English get.



dēprehendō (present infinitive dēprehendere, perfect active dēprehendī, supine dēprehēnsum); third conjugation

  1. I take away, seize, snatch.
  2. I overtake.
  3. I catch.
  4. I surprise, apprehend, detect, find out, discover.
  5. I confine.
  6. I embarrass.
  7. I comprehend, understand, perceive, detect, discover, discern, observe.


   Conjugation of deprehendo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēprehendō dēprehendis dēprehendit dēprehendimus dēprehenditis dēprehendunt
imperfect dēprehendēbam dēprehendēbās dēprehendēbat dēprehendēbāmus dēprehendēbātis dēprehendēbant
future dēprehendam dēprehendēs dēprehendet dēprehendēmus dēprehendētis dēprehendent
perfect dēprehendī dēprehendistī dēprehendit dēprehendimus dēprehendistis dēprehendērunt, dēprehendēre
pluperfect dēprehenderam dēprehenderās dēprehenderat dēprehenderāmus dēprehenderātis dēprehenderant
future perfect dēprehenderō dēprehenderis dēprehenderit dēprehenderimus dēprehenderitis dēprehenderint
passive present dēprehendor dēprehenderis, dēprehendere dēprehenditur dēprehendimur dēprehendiminī dēprehenduntur
imperfect dēprehendēbar dēprehendēbāris, dēprehendēbāre dēprehendēbātur dēprehendēbāmur dēprehendēbāminī dēprehendēbantur
future dēprehendar dēprehendēris, dēprehendēre dēprehendētur dēprehendēmur dēprehendēminī dēprehendentur
perfect dēprehēnsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dēprehēnsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dēprehēnsus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēprehendam dēprehendās dēprehendat dēprehendāmus dēprehendātis dēprehendant
imperfect dēprehenderem dēprehenderēs dēprehenderet dēprehenderēmus dēprehenderētis dēprehenderent
perfect dēprehenderim dēprehenderīs dēprehenderit dēprehenderīmus dēprehenderītis dēprehenderint
pluperfect dēprehendissem dēprehendissēs dēprehendisset dēprehendissēmus dēprehendissētis dēprehendissent
passive present dēprehendar dēprehendāris, dēprehendāre dēprehendātur dēprehendāmur dēprehendāminī dēprehendantur
imperfect dēprehenderer dēprehenderēris, dēprehenderēre dēprehenderētur dēprehenderēmur dēprehenderēminī dēprehenderentur
perfect dēprehēnsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dēprehēnsus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēprehende dēprehendite
future dēprehenditō dēprehenditō dēprehenditōte dēprehenduntō
passive present dēprehendere dēprehendiminī
future dēprehenditor dēprehenditor dēprehenduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēprehendere dēprehendisse dēprehēnsūrus esse dēprehendī dēprehēnsus esse dēprehēnsum īrī
participles dēprehendēns dēprehēnsūrus dēprehēnsus dēprehendendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dēprehendere dēprehendendī dēprehendendō dēprehendendum dēprehēnsum dēprehēnsū

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  • deprehendo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • deprehendo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • deprehendo” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to take forcible possession of a letter: epistulam deprehendere
    • to catch a person, find him out: deprehendere aliquem (in aliqua re)
    • to take a person in the act: deprehendere aliquem in manifesto scelere
    • to capture a boat: navem capere, intercipere, deprehendere