See also: prætorium




praetorium ‎(plural praetoria)

  1. Alternative form of pretorium

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praetōrium n ‎(genitive praetōriī); second declension

  1. headquarters; general's tent; council of war
  2. governor's palace
  3. villa


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative praetōrium praetōria
genitive praetōriī praetōriōrum
dative praetōriō praetōriīs
accusative praetōrium praetōria
ablative praetōriō praetōriīs
vocative praetōrium praetōria

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  • praetorium” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • praetorium” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the bugle, trumpet sounds before the general's tent: classicum or tuba canit ad praetorium
    • the admiral's ship; the flagship: navis praetoria (Liv. 21. 49)
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