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EtymologyEdit

From Latin antecessor

NounEdit

antecessor (plural antecessors)

  1. (obsolete) predecessor
    • 1839, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Coleridge's Literary Remains, Volume 4.[1]:
      Yet who says, I have faith in the existence of George II., as his present Majesty's antecessor and grandfather?
    • 1890, Grant Allen, The Great Taboo[2]:
      This, then, is their horrid counsel and device--that each one of their gods should kill his antecessor.

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NounEdit

antecessor m (plural antecessors, feminine antecessora)

  1. predecessor

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ante- (before) +‎ cedō (go) +‎ -sor (agentive suffix).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

antecessor m (genitive antecessōris); third declension

  1. predecessor
  2. vanguard, scout

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative antecessor antecessōrēs
genitive antecessōris antecessōrum
dative antecessōrī antecessōribus
accusative antecessōrem antecessōrēs
ablative antecessōre antecessōribus
vocative antecessor antecessōrēs

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • antecessor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “antecessor”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • antecessor” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • antecessor in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[3], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin antecessor.

NounEdit

antecessor m (plural antecessores, feminine antecessora, feminine plural antecessoras)

  1. predecessor (one who precedes)

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