From in- +‎ gradior (step, walk).



ingredior (present infinitive ingredī, perfect active ingressus sum); third conjugation iō-variant, deponent

  1. I go into or onto, enter.
  2. I enter upon, engage in, apply myself to something.
  3. I enter upon, begin, commence.
  4. I go along, advance, proceed, march.
  5. I walk or move in/towards
  6. (biblical) sleep with, go in unto
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Ruth.4.13:
      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.


   Conjugation of ingredior (third conjugation -variant, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ingredior ingrederis, ingredere ingreditur ingredimur ingrediminī ingrediuntur
imperfect ingrediēbar ingrediēbāris, ingrediēbāre ingrediēbātur ingrediēbāmur ingrediēbāminī ingrediēbantur
future ingrediar ingrediēris, ingrediēre ingrediētur ingrediēmur ingrediēminī ingredientur
perfect ingressus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect ingressus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect ingressus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ingrediar ingrediāris, ingrediāre ingrediātur ingrediāmur ingrediāminī ingrediantur
imperfect ingrederer ingrederēris, ingrederēre ingrederētur ingrederēmur ingrederēminī ingrederentur
perfect ingressus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect ingressus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ingredere ingrediminī
future ingreditor ingreditor ingrediuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives ingredī ingressum esse ingressūrum esse
participles ingrediēns ingressus ingressūrus ingrediendus, ingrediundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
ingrediendī ingrediendō ingrediendum ingrediendō ingressum ingressū

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  • 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[1], 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