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From re- +‎ iaciō (throw, hurl).



reiciō (present infinitive reicere, perfect active reiēcī, supine reiectum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I throw, cast or fling back
  2. I chase, force or drive back, repel
  3. (with reflexive) I throw or cast myself back or again; throw or fling myself anywhere
  4. (figuratively) I cast off, repel, remove, reject, repulse; deter, divert
  5. (figuratively) I refuse, reject, scorn, disdain, despise
  6. (figuratively) I refer, remand or hand over to
  7. (figuratively) I put off to a later time, defer, postpone, delay


   Conjugation of reicio (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present rēiciō rēicis rēicit rēicimus rēicitis rēiciunt
imperfect rēiciēbam rēiciēbās rēiciēbat rēiciēbāmus rēiciēbātis rēiciēbant
future rēiciam rēiciēs rēiciet rēiciēmus rēiciētis rēicient
perfect rēiēcī rēiēcistī rēiēcit rēiēcimus rēiēcistis rēiēcērunt, rēiēcēre
pluperfect rēiēceram rēiēcerās rēiēcerat rēiēcerāmus rēiēcerātis rēiēcerant
future perfect rēiēcerō rēiēceris rēiēcerit rēiēcerimus rēiēceritis rēiēcerint
passive present rēicior rēiceris, rēicere rēicitur rēicimur rēiciminī rēiciuntur
imperfect rēiciēbar rēiciēbāris, rēiciēbāre rēiciēbātur rēiciēbāmur rēiciēbāminī rēiciēbantur
future rēiciar rēiciēris, rēiciēre rēiciētur rēiciēmur rēiciēminī rēicientur
perfect rēiectus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect rēiectus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect rēiectus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present rēiciam rēiciās rēiciat rēiciāmus rēiciātis rēiciant
imperfect rēicerem rēicerēs rēiceret rēicerēmus rēicerētis rēicerent
perfect rēiēcerim rēiēcerīs rēiēcerit rēiēcerimus rēiēceritis rēiēcerint
pluperfect rēiēcissem rēiēcissēs rēiēcisset rēiēcissēmus rēiēcissētis rēiēcissent
passive present rēiciar rēiciāris, rēiciāre rēiciātur rēiciāmur rēiciāminī rēiciantur
imperfect rēicerer rēicerēris, rēicerēre rēicerētur rēicerēmur rēicerēminī rēicerentur
perfect rēiectus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect rēiectus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present rēice rēicite
future rēicitō rēicitō rēicitōte rēiciuntō
passive present rēicere rēiciminī
future rēicitor rēicitor rēiciuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives rēicere rēiēcisse rēiectūrus esse rēicī rēiectus esse rēiectum īrī
participles rēiciēns rēiectūrus rēiectus rēiciendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
rēicere rēiciendī rēiciendō rēiciendum rēiectum rēiectū

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  • reicio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • reicio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • reicio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to assume a thing: sumere (opp. reicere) aliquid
    • a matter is referred (for decision) from the senate to the people: a senatu res ad populum reicitur
    • to challenge, reject jurymen: iudices reicere (Verr. 3. 11. 28)
    • to repel the attack of the enemy's cavalry: summovere or reicere hostium equites