Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search


Etymology 1[edit]

Frequentative of incipiō


inceptō (present infinitive inceptāre, perfect active inceptāvī, supine inceptātum); first conjugation

  1. I begin, undertake.
  2. I begin business, that is, I quarrel.


   Conjugation of incepto (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inceptō inceptās inceptat inceptāmus inceptātis inceptant
imperfect inceptābam inceptābās inceptābat inceptābāmus inceptābātis inceptābant
future inceptābō inceptābis inceptābit inceptābimus inceptābitis inceptābunt
perfect inceptāvī inceptāvistī inceptāvit inceptāvimus inceptāvistis inceptāvērunt, inceptāvēre
pluperfect inceptāveram inceptāverās inceptāverat inceptāverāmus inceptāverātis inceptāverant
future perfect inceptāverō inceptāveris inceptāverit inceptāverimus inceptāveritis inceptāverint
passive present inceptor inceptāris, inceptāre inceptātur inceptāmur inceptāminī inceptantur
imperfect inceptābar inceptābāris, inceptābāre inceptābātur inceptābāmur inceptābāminī inceptābantur
future inceptābor inceptāberis, inceptābere inceptābitur inceptābimur inceptābiminī inceptābuntur
perfect inceptātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect inceptātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect inceptātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inceptem inceptēs inceptet inceptēmus inceptētis inceptent
imperfect inceptārem inceptārēs inceptāret inceptārēmus inceptārētis inceptārent
perfect inceptāverim inceptāverīs inceptāverit inceptāverīmus inceptāverītis inceptāverint
pluperfect inceptāvissem inceptāvissēs inceptāvisset inceptāvissēmus inceptāvissētis inceptāvissent
passive present incepter inceptēris, inceptēre inceptētur inceptēmur inceptēminī inceptentur
imperfect inceptārer inceptārēris, inceptārēre inceptārētur inceptārēmur inceptārēminī inceptārentur
perfect inceptātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect inceptātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inceptā inceptāte
future inceptātō inceptātō inceptātōte inceptantō
passive present inceptāre inceptāminī
future inceptātor inceptātor inceptantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives inceptāre inceptāvisse inceptātūrus esse inceptārī inceptātus esse inceptātum īrī
participles inceptāns inceptātūrus inceptātus inceptandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
inceptāre inceptandī inceptandō inceptandum inceptātum inceptātū

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of inceptus, which is the perfect passive participle of incipiō (begin).



  1. dative masculine singular of inceptus
  2. dative neuter singular of inceptus
  3. ablative masculine singular of inceptus
  4. ablative neuter singular of inceptus


  • incepto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • incepto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • incepto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to persevere in one's resolve: in incepto or conatu perstare
    • (ambiguous) to give up one's project: incepto or conatu desistere