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From inter- +‎ capiō.



intercipiō (present infinitive intercipere, perfect active intercēpī, supine interceptum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I intercept
  2. I interrupt or cut off
  3. I rob or steal


   Conjugation of intercipio (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present intercipiō intercipis intercipit intercipimus intercipitis intercipiunt
imperfect intercipiēbam intercipiēbās intercipiēbat intercipiēbāmus intercipiēbātis intercipiēbant
future intercipiam intercipiēs intercipiet intercipiēmus intercipiētis intercipient
perfect intercēpī intercēpistī intercēpit intercēpimus intercēpistis intercēpērunt, intercēpēre
pluperfect intercēperam intercēperās intercēperat intercēperāmus intercēperātis intercēperant
future perfect intercēperō intercēperis intercēperit intercēperimus intercēperitis intercēperint
passive present intercipior interciperis, intercipere intercipitur intercipimur intercipiminī intercipiuntur
imperfect intercipiēbar intercipiēbāris, intercipiēbāre intercipiēbātur intercipiēbāmur intercipiēbāminī intercipiēbantur
future intercipiar intercipiēris, intercipiēre intercipiētur intercipiēmur intercipiēminī intercipientur
perfect interceptus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect interceptus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect interceptus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present intercipiam intercipiās intercipiat intercipiāmus intercipiātis intercipiant
imperfect interciperem interciperēs interciperet interciperēmus interciperētis interciperent
perfect intercēperim intercēperīs intercēperit intercēperīmus intercēperītis intercēperint
pluperfect intercēpissem intercēpissēs intercēpisset intercēpissēmus intercēpissētis intercēpissent
passive present intercipiar intercipiāris, intercipiāre intercipiātur intercipiāmur intercipiāminī intercipiantur
imperfect interciperer interciperēris, interciperēre interciperētur interciperēmur interciperēminī interciperentur
perfect interceptus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect interceptus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present intercipe intercipite
future intercipitō intercipitō intercipitōte intercipiuntō
passive present intercipere intercipiminī
future intercipitor intercipitor intercipiuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives intercipere intercēpisse interceptūrus esse intercipī interceptus esse interceptum īrī
participles intercipiēns interceptūrus interceptus intercipiendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
intercipere intercipiendī intercipiendō intercipiendum interceptum interceptū

Derived terms[edit]


  • intercipio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • intercipio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • intercipio 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.
    • to intercept a letter: epistulam intercipere (Att. 1. 13. 2)
    • to capture a boat: navem capere, intercipere, deprehendere
  • intercipio in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016