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From re- +‎ iaciō (throw, hurl).


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈrei̯.ki.oː/, [ˈrɛi̯kioː]
  • (Literary) (Classical) IPA(key): /rei̯ˈi̯ː/, [rɛi̯ˈi̯ɪkioː]
  • (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /reˈji.t͡ʃi.o/, [reˈjiːt͡ʃio]
  • Note: both syllabifications occur when allowed by the meter; the shorter form probably original, the longer an analogical restoration, as with other compounds of iaciō.[1]


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. (figurative) I cast off, repel, remove, reject, repulse; deter, divert
  5. (figurative) I refuse, reject, scorn, disdain, despise
  6. (figurative) I refer, remand or hand over to
  7. (figurative) I put off to a later time, defer, postpone, delay


   Conjugation of reiciō (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present reiciō reicis reicit reicimus reicitis reiciunt
imperfect reiciēbam reiciēbās reiciēbat reiciēbāmus reiciēbātis reiciēbant
future reiciam reiciēs reiciet reiciēmus reiciētis reicient
perfect reiēcī reiēcistī reiēcit reiēcimus reiēcistis reiēcērunt,
pluperfect reiēceram reiēcerās reiēcerat reiēcerāmus reiēcerātis reiēcerant
future perfect reiēcerō reiēceris reiēcerit reiēcerimus reiēceritis reiēcerint
passive present reicior reiceris,
reicitur reicimur reiciminī reiciuntur
imperfect reiciēbar reiciēbāris,
reiciēbātur reiciēbāmur reiciēbāminī reiciēbantur
future reiciar reiciēris,
reiciētur reiciēmur reiciēminī reicientur
perfect reiectus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect reiectus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect reiectus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present reiciam reiciās reiciat reiciāmus reiciātis reiciant
imperfect reicerem reicerēs reiceret reicerēmus reicerētis reicerent
perfect reiēcerim reiēcerīs reiēcerit reiēcerīmus reiēcerītis reiēcerint
pluperfect reiēcissem reiēcissēs reiēcisset reiēcissēmus reiēcissētis reiēcissent
passive present reiciar reiciāris,
reiciātur reiciāmur reiciāminī reiciantur
imperfect reicerer reicerēris,
reicerētur reicerēmur reicerēminī reicerentur
perfect reiectus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect reiectus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present reice reicite
future reicitō reicitō reicitōte reiciuntō
passive present reicere reiciminī
future reicitor reicitor reiciuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives reicere reiēcisse reiectūrum esse reicī reiectum esse reiectum īrī
participles reiciēns reiectūrus reiectus reiciendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
reiciendī reiciendō reiciendum reiciendō reiectum reiectū

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  • Italian: recere (to vomit)


  1. ^ Weiss, Michael L. (2009) Outline of the Historical and Comparative Grammar of Latin[1], Ann Arbor: Beech Stave Press, →ISBN, § V. and note 32, page 154-55

Further reading[edit]

  • 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[2], 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