Etymology 1Edit

Frequentative of incipiō (begin, undertake).


inceptō (present infinitive inceptāre, perfect active inceptāvī, supine inceptātum); first conjugation

  1. I begin, undertake.
  2. I begin business, that is, I haggle.
   Conjugation of inceptō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inceptō inceptās inceptat inceptāmus inceptātis inceptant
imperfect inceptābam inceptābās inceptābat inceptābāmus inceptābātis inceptābant
future inceptābō inceptābis inceptābit inceptābimus inceptābitis inceptābunt
perfect inceptāvī inceptāvistī inceptāvit inceptāvimus inceptāvistis inceptāvērunt,
pluperfect inceptāveram inceptāverās inceptāverat inceptāverāmus inceptāverātis inceptāverant
future perfect inceptāverō inceptāveris inceptāverit inceptāverimus inceptāveritis inceptāverint
passive present inceptor inceptāris,
inceptātur inceptāmur inceptāminī inceptantur
imperfect inceptābar inceptābāris,
inceptābātur inceptābāmur inceptābāminī inceptābantur
future inceptābor inceptāberis,
inceptābitur inceptābimur inceptābiminī inceptābuntur
perfect inceptātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect inceptātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect inceptātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inceptem inceptēs inceptet inceptēmus inceptētis inceptent
imperfect inceptārem inceptārēs inceptāret inceptārēmus inceptārētis inceptārent
perfect inceptāverim inceptāverīs inceptāverit inceptāverīmus inceptāverītis inceptāverint
pluperfect inceptāvissem inceptāvissēs inceptāvisset inceptāvissēmus inceptāvissētis inceptāvissent
passive present incepter inceptēris,
inceptētur inceptēmur inceptēminī inceptentur
imperfect inceptārer inceptārēris,
inceptārētur inceptārēmur inceptārēminī inceptārentur
perfect inceptātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect inceptātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inceptā inceptāte
future inceptātō inceptātō inceptātōte inceptantō
passive present inceptāre inceptāminī
future inceptātor inceptātor inceptantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives inceptāre inceptāvisse inceptātūrum esse inceptārī inceptātum esse inceptātum īrī
participles inceptāns inceptātūrus inceptātus inceptandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
inceptandī inceptandō inceptandum inceptandō inceptātum inceptātū
  • Catalan: encetar
  • Galician: encetar
  • Italian: incettare
  • Portuguese: encetar
  • Spanish: encetar

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.



  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of inceptus


  • incepto”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • incepto”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • incepto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to persevere in one's resolve: in incepto or conatu perstare
    • (ambiguous) to give up one's project: incepto or conatu desistere