incept

incept

[in-sept]
verb (used with object)
to take in; ingest.

Origin:
1560–70; < Latin inceptus past participle of incipere to begin, undertake, equivalent to in- in-2 + cep- (combining form of cap- take; see captive) + -tus past participle suffix; sense “take in” by literal translation of prefix and base

inceptor, noun
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incept (ɪnˈsɛpt)
 
vb
1.  (of organisms) to ingest (food)
2.  (Brit) (formerly) to take a master's or doctor's degree at a university
 
n
3.  botany a rudimentary organ
 
[C19: from Latin inceptus begun, attempted, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in-² + capere to take]
 
in'ceptor
 
n

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