praesidium

See also: præsidium

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NounEdit

praesidium m ‎(plural praesidiums)

  1. Alternative spelling of présidium

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From praeses.

NounEdit

praesidium n ‎(genitive praesidiī); second declension

  1. defence, protection, help, aid, assistance
    • 100 BCE – 44 BCE, Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico 1.44
      Amicitiam populi Romani sibi ornamento et praesidio, non detrimento esse oportere, atque se hac spe petisse.
      That the friendship of the Roman people ought to prove to him an ornament and a safeguard, not a detriment; and that he sought it with that expectation.
  2. guard, garrison, convoy, escort

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative praesidium praesidia
genitive praesidiī praesidiōrum
dative praesidiō praesidiīs
accusative praesidium praesidia
ablative praesidiō praesidiīs
vocative praesidium praesidia

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • praesidium” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • praesidium” 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 protect the troops in the rear: novissimis praesidio esse
    • to garrison a town: praesidiis firmare urbem
    • to garrison a town: praesidium collocare in urbe
    • to station posts, pickets, at intervals: praesidia, custodias disponere
    • to strengthen the camp by outposts: castra praesidiis firmare
    • to leave troops to guard the camp: praesidio castris milites relinquere
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