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From ex- +‎ capiō.



excipiō (present infinitive excipere, perfect active excēpī, supine exceptum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I take out; I except.
  2. I rescue.
  3. I receive, capture.
    • Caesar, de Bello Gallico VII, 20:
      quos in pabulatione paucis ante diebus exceperat
      whom he had captured on a foraging some days before
  4. (figuratively) I understand (in the sense of taking in or receiving knowledge/meaning)
    Id a proximis aliter exceptum...
    This was misunderstood by his attendants...


   Conjugation of excipiō (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present excipiō excipis excipit excipimus excipitis excipiunt
imperfect excipiēbam excipiēbās excipiēbat excipiēbāmus excipiēbātis excipiēbant
future excipiam excipiēs excipiet excipiēmus excipiētis excipient
perfect excēpī excēpistī excēpit excēpimus excēpistis excēpērunt, excēpēre
pluperfect excēperam excēperās excēperat excēperāmus excēperātis excēperant
future perfect excēperō excēperis excēperit excēperimus excēperitis excēperint
passive present excipior exciperis, excipere excipitur excipimur excipiminī excipiuntur
imperfect excipiēbar excipiēbāris, excipiēbāre excipiēbātur excipiēbāmur excipiēbāminī excipiēbantur
future excipiar excipiēris, excipiēre excipiētur excipiēmur excipiēminī excipientur
perfect exceptus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect exceptus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect exceptus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present excipiam excipiās excipiat excipiāmus excipiātis excipiant
imperfect exciperem exciperēs exciperet exciperēmus exciperētis exciperent
perfect excēperim excēperīs excēperit excēperīmus excēperītis excēperint
pluperfect excēpissem excēpissēs excēpisset excēpissēmus excēpissētis excēpissent
passive present excipiar excipiāris, excipiāre excipiātur excipiāmur excipiāminī excipiantur
imperfect exciperer exciperēris, exciperēre exciperētur exciperēmur exciperēminī exciperentur
perfect exceptus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect exceptus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present excipe excipite
future excipitō excipitō excipitōte excipiuntō
passive present excipere excipiminī
future excipitor excipitor excipiuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives excipere excēpisse exceptūrum esse excipī exceptum esse exceptum īrī
participles excipiēns exceptūrus exceptus excipiendus, excipiundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
excipiendī excipiendō excipiendum excipiendō exceptum exceptū


  • >? Albanian: shqipoj, shqip
  • English: except
  • Italian: eccepire
  • Spanish: exceptuar


  • excipio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • excipio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • excipio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the connection of thought: ratio, qua sententiae inter se excipiunt.
    • to welcome a man as a guest in one's house: hospitio aliquem accipere or excipere (domum ad se)
    • to parry the attack: impetum excipere (Liv. 6. 12)
    • to cut off some one's flight: excipere aliquem fugientem
    • to be (seriously, mortally) wounded: vulnus (grave, mortiferum) accipere, excipere