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Perfect passive participle of recipiō (take back; receive).


receptus m (feminine recepta, neuter receptum); first/second declension

  1. retaken, having been retaken
  2. received, having been received


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative receptus recepta receptum receptī receptae recepta
genitive receptī receptae receptī receptōrum receptārum receptōrum
dative receptō receptō receptīs
accusative receptum receptam receptum receptōs receptās recepta
ablative receptō receptā receptō receptīs
vocative recepte recepta receptum receptī receptae recepta



receptus m (genitive receptūs); fourth declension

  1. retreat (falling back)


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative receptus receptūs
genitive receptūs receptuum
dative receptuī receptibus
accusative receptum receptūs
ablative receptū receptibus
vocative receptus receptūs


  • receptus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • receptus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “receptus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • receptus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the retreat is sounded: signa receptui canunt
    • the retreat is sounded: receptui canitur (B. G. 7. 47)
    • (ambiguous) it is traditional usage: more, usu receptum est
    • (ambiguous) the cavalry covers the retreat: equitatus tutum receptum dat