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Perfect passive participle of suscipiō (undertake; beget).


susceptus m (feminine suscepta, neuter susceptum); first/second declension

  1. taken up, having been taken up, acknowledged, having been acknowledged, undertaken, having been undertaken
  2. caught, having been caught, received, having been received
  3. borne, having been borne, begotten, having been begotten


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative susceptus suscepta susceptum susceptī susceptae suscepta
genitive susceptī susceptae susceptī susceptōrum susceptārum susceptōrum
dative susceptō susceptō susceptīs
accusative susceptum susceptam susceptum susceptōs susceptās suscepta
ablative susceptō susceptā susceptō susceptīs
vocative suscepte suscepta susceptum susceptī susceptae suscepta


  • susceptus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • susceptus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • susceptus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the principles which I have followed since I came to man's estate: meae vitae rationes ab ineunte aetate susceptae (Imp. Pomp. 1. 1.)
    • (ambiguous) a religious war: bellum pro religionibus susceptum