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Some suggest from prae and vōx.


praecō m (genitive praecōnis); third declension

  1. herald, crier


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative praecō praecōnēs
genitive praecōnis praecōnum
dative praecōnī praecōnibus
accusative praecōnem praecōnēs
ablative praecōne praecōnibus
vocative praecō praecōnēs

Derived termsEdit



  • praeco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • praeco in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “praeco”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • praeco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • praeco in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • praeco in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin