presbyter

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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin presbyter, from Ancient Greek πρεσβύτερος (presbúteros), from πρέσβυς (présbus, elder, older). Doublet of prester.

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NounEdit

presbyter (plural presbyters)

  1. A priest or minister in various churches.
  2. An elder of the Presbyterian church.
  3. An elder of the congregation in early Christianity.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek πρεσβύτερος (presbúteros).

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NounEdit

presbyter m (genitive presbyterī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin, Christian Latin) an elder, presbyter

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (nominative singular in -er).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative presbyter presbyterī
Genitive presbyterī presbyterōrum
Dative presbyterō presbyterīs
Accusative presbyterum presbyterōs
Ablative presbyterō presbyterīs
Vocative presbyter presbyterī

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  • presbyter in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • presbyter in Ramminger, Johann, Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016, retrieved 16 July 2016