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praecox (uncountable)

  1. dementia praecox
    • 1995, Elizabeth Lunbeck, The Psychiatric Persuasion:
      Psychiatrists did not know the etiology of dementia praecox, but their working assumption was that the brains of praecox patients exhibited "demonstrable microscopic cortex changes" as well as "gross anatomical anomalies" []

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Etymology edit

From praecoquō, from prae- + coquō.

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praecox (genitive praecocis); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. ripe before its time; premature
  2. precocious; untimely

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Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative praecox praecocēs praecocia
Genitive praecocis praecocium
Dative praecocī praecocibus
Accusative praecocem praecox praecocēs praecocia
Ablative praecocī praecocibus
Vocative praecox praecocēs praecocia

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  • Late Latin: (persica) praecocia (literally early-ripe (peaches)), (mālum) praecoquum (literally early-ripe (apple))

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  • praecox”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • praecox in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette