Latin edit

Etymology edit

Present active participle of prēsum (alternative spelling of praesum), from prae- +‎ sum.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

prēsēns (genitive prēsentis); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. (Medieval Latin) Alternative form of praesēns

Declension edit

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative prēsēns prēsentēs prēsentia
Genitive prēsentis prēsentium
Dative prēsentī prēsentibus
Accusative prēsentem prēsēns prēsentēs prēsentia
Ablative prēsentī prēsentibus
Vocative prēsēns prēsentēs prēsentia

Swedish edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

presens n

  1. (not inflected, grammar) present tense
  2. (grammar) a word in the present tense

Declension edit

  • According to SAOL, the gender is neutral (ett presens) and plural is the same as singular (två presens). But it doesn't mention if there are definite forms.
  • SAOB (letter P edited in 1954) describes presens as an adjective, with the noun presensform as one of the compounds.
  • In the non-linguistic and dated meaning (attendance, being present), SAOB says common/feminine gender (en presens) and definite form is presensen.

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