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See also: praeter- and præter-




Continuing Proto-Italic *praiteros, from Proto-Indo-European *préh₂i (before, across) + *-teros (contrastive suffix). Equivalent to prae +‎ -ter.



praeter (+ accusative)

  1. besides, except
  2. beyond
  3. more than


  • praeter in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • praeter in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “PRAETER”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre, page PRÆTER
  • prætĕr” on page 1,229 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • contrary to expectation: praeter spem, exspectationem
    • beyond all measure: extra, praeter modum
    • according to my custom: ex consuetudine mea (opp. praeter consuetudinem)
    • putting aside, except: praeter c. Accus.
  • praeter” on page 1,445 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “praeter”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (in Latin), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 844/1