See also: prae-, præ-, and prä-

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Italic *prai, from Proto-Indo-European *préh₂i. Cognate with Old Latin *pri (before), as in prior, prīdiē, etc. Other Italic cognates include Oscan 𐌐𐌓𐌀𐌉 (prai) and Umbrian 𐌐𐌓𐌄 (pre).

The ablative is from the PIE locative.

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Adverb edit

prae (not comparable)

  1. before
  2. in front

Preposition edit

prae (+ ablative)

  1. before
  2. in front of
  3. in comparison with
  4. because of

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  • Eastern Romance:
    • Romanian: prea

References edit

  • prae”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • prae”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • prae in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • prae in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be unable to speak for emotion: prae lacrimis loqui non posse
    • to pass as a man of great learning: magnam doctrinae speciem prae se ferre
    • to give the impression of...; have the outward aspect of..: speciem prae se ferre
    • to drive the enemy before one: prae se agere hostem
  • Buck, Carl (1904) A grammar of Oscan and Umbrian, Ginn & Co, page 78

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