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Perfect passive participle of incipiō (begin).


inceptus m (feminine incepta, neuter inceptum); first/second declension

  1. begun, having been begun


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative inceptus incepta inceptum inceptī inceptae incepta
genitive inceptī inceptae inceptī inceptōrum inceptārum inceptōrum
dative inceptō inceptō inceptīs
accusative inceptum inceptam inceptum inceptōs inceptās incepta
ablative inceptō inceptā inceptō inceptīs
vocative incepte incepta inceptum inceptī inceptae incepta

Derived terms[edit]



  • inceptus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • inceptus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “inceptus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • inceptus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], 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