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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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presbyter (plural presbyters)

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

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek πρεσβύτερος (presbúteros).

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presbyter m (genitive presbyterī); second declension

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

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Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative presbyter presbyterī
genitive presbyterī presbyterōrum
dative presbyterō presbyterīs
accusative presbyterum presbyterōs
ablative presbyterō presbyterīs
vocative presbyter1 presbyterī

1May also be presbytere.

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