See also: prae-, præ-, and prä-




From Proto-Indo-European *préh₂i.


prae ‎(+ ablative)

  1. before
  2. because of

Derived termsEdit



  • prae in Charlton T. Lewis & 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, 1883–1887)
  • prae” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (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