From in- + gradior (“step, walk”).
ingredior (present infinitive ingredī, perfect active ingressus sum); third conjugation iō-variant, deponent
- I go into or onto, enter.
- I enter upon, engage in, apply myself to something.
- I enter upon, begin, commence.
- I go along, advance, proceed, march.
- I walk or move in/towards
- (biblical) sleep with, go in unto
- Tulit itaque Booz Ruth et accepit uxorem, ingressusque est ad eam, et dedit illi Dominus ut conciperet et pareret filium.
- Then Booz took up Ruth and received her as his wife, and went in unto her, and God acted so she would conceive and give birth to a son.
- ingredior in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- ingredior in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- ingredior in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- to enter upon a route; to take a road: viam ingredi, inire (also metaphorically)
- to begin a journey (on foot, on horseback, by land): iter ingredi (pedibus, equo, terra)
- to enter a city: ingredi, intrare urbem, introire in urbem
- to go in at, go out of a gate: portā ingredi, exire
- to follow in any one's steps: vestigiis alicuius insistere, ingredi (also metaph.)
- to be entering on one's tenth year: decimum aetatis annum ingredi
- to enter upon a career: viam vitae ingredi (Flacc. 42. 105)
- to enter on a new method: novam rationem ingredi
- to conceive a hope: in spem venire, ingredi, adduci
- to walk in the ways of virtue: viam virtutis ingredi (Off. 1. 32. 118)
- to begin a conversation: in sermonem ingredi