praemium

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From prae ‎(before) + emo ‎(acquire, obtain)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈprai.mi.um/, [ˈprai.mi.ũ]

NounEdit

praemium n ‎(genitive praemiī); second declension

  1. prize, reward
    • Spinoza, Ethica Liber V
      Beatitudo non est virtutis praemium, sed ipsa virtus.
      Happiness is not a reward of virtue, but is a virtue itself.
  2. bribe, bribery

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative praemium praemia
genitive praemiī praemiōrum
dative praemiō praemiīs
accusative praemium praemia
ablative praemiō praemiīs
vocative praemium praemia

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • praemium” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • praemium” 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 remunerate (handsomely): praemiis (amplissimis, maximis) aliquem afficere
    • to reward a man according to his deserts: meritum praemium alicui persolvere
    • (to encourage) by offering a reward: praemium exponere or proponere
    • to offer a prize (for the winner): praemium ponere
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