princeps

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *priisemokaps by syncope. Surface etymology: prīmus ‎(first) +‎ -ceps ‎(catcher).

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AdjectiveEdit

prīnceps m, f, n ‎(genitive prīncipis); third declension

  1. first, foremost
  2. chief, distinguished

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative prīnceps prīncipēs prīncipia
genitive prīncipis prīncipium
dative prīncipī prīncipibus
accusative prīncipem prīnceps prīncipēs prīncipia
ablative prīncipī prīncipibus
vocative prīnceps prīncipēs prīncipia

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NounEdit

prīnceps m ‎(genitive prīncipis); third declension

  1. leader, first man
    Consortionis Populorum Princeps
    Head of the Commonwealth
  2. principal person
  3. author, originator, founder, head
  4. chief, director
  5. prince, sovereign
  6. (military, as plural) company or division of the second line of soldiers

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative prīnceps prīncipēs
genitive prīncipis prīncipum
dative prīncipī prīncipibus
accusative prīncipem prīncipēs
ablative prīncipe prīncipibus
vocative prīnceps prīncipēs

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