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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cōncipiō ‎(to take hold of, to receive), from Latin capiō ‎(to capture)

NounEdit

conceptus ‎(plural conceptuses or conceptūs)

  1. The fetus or embryo, including all the surrounding tissues protecting and nourishing it during pregnancy.

ReferencesEdit

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.


LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Perfect passive participle of concipiō ‎(I receive, catch).

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

conceptus m ‎(feminine concepta, neuter conceptum); first/second declension

  1. received, caught
  2. derived from
  3. contained, held
  4. adopted
  5. conceived
InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative conceptus concepta conceptum conceptī conceptae concepta
genitive conceptī conceptae conceptī conceptōrum conceptārum conceptōrum
dative conceptō conceptō conceptīs
accusative conceptum conceptam conceptum conceptōs conceptās concepta
ablative conceptō conceptā conceptō conceptīs
vocative concepte concepta conceptum conceptī conceptae concepta


Etymology 2Edit

From concipiō ‎(I receive, catch) +‎ -tus ‎(forms nouns from verbs, usually signifying the result of an action).

NounEdit

conceptus m ‎(genitive conceptūs); fourth declension

  1. conception
  2. embryo, fetus
  3. cistern

InflectionEdit

Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative conceptus conceptūs
genitive conceptūs conceptuum
dative conceptuī conceptibus
accusative conceptum conceptūs
ablative conceptū conceptibus
vocative conceptus conceptūs

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • conceptus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • conceptus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to blot out a reproach: maculam (conceptam) delere, eluere
  • conceptus” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
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