prestige

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From French prestige ‎(illusion, fascination, enchantment, prestige),

from Latin praestigium ‎(a delusion, an illusion),
from praestinguere ‎(to obscure, extinguish),
from prae ‎(before) + stinguere ‎(to extinguish);
or from praestringere ‎(to blind; to blindfold; to dazzle or confuse someone),
from prae ‎(before) + stringere ‎(to press, tighten, compress).
  • Note: despite the phonetic similarities and prestige's old meaning of "delusion, illusion, trick", the word has a different root than prestidigitator and prestidigitation.

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prestige ‎(uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Delusion; illusion; trick.
  2. The quality of how good the reputation of something or someone is, how favourably something or someone is regarded.
    Oxford has a university of very high prestige.

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prestige m ‎(plural prestiges)

  1. prestige
    de prestige - prestigious

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prestige c

  1. prestige

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