See also: prîns and prins'

Danish

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Etymology

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Via Middle Low German prinze, German Prinz from Old French prince, from Latin prīnceps. Doublet of fyrste via a calque.

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  • IPA(key): /prenˀs/, [ˈpʰʁ̥ænˀs]

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prins c (singular definite prinsen, plural indefinite prinser)

  1. prince (son or male-line grandson of a reigning monarch)
    Synonym: kongesøn
  2. prince consort (husband of a ruling queen)
    Synonym: prinsgemal
  3. prince (male ruler or head of a principality)
    Synonym: fyrste

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Dutch

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From Middle Dutch prince, from Old French prince, from Latin princeps (first), notably in princeps civitatis (first citizen), the primary title of the Roman 'emperor' under the still republican constitution.

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  • IPA(key): /prɪns/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪns

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prins m (plural prinsen, diminutive prinsje n, feminine prinses)

  1. prince

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  • Negerhollands: prints
  • Papiamentu: prens, prins

Icelandic

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Etymology

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From Old Norse prinz, from Middle Low German prinse, from Latin princeps.

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prins m (genitive singular prins, nominative plural prinsar)

  1. prince

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Middle French

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prins m (feminine prinse, masculine plural prins, feminine plural prinses)

  1. past participle of prendre

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Old Norse prinz, from Middle Low German prinse, from Old French prince, from Latin princeps.

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prins m (definite singular prinsen, indefinite plural prinser, definite plural prinsene)

  1. a prince (son or male-line grandson of a monarch)

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology

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From Old French prince, from Latin princeps.

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prins m (definite singular prinsen, indefinite plural prinsar, definite plural prinsane)

  1. a prince (son or male-line grandson of a monarch)

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Romanian

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin prensus, variant of prehensus.

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prins

  1. past participle of prinde

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prins m or n (feminine singular prinsă, masculine plural prinși, feminine and neuter plural prinse)

  1. caught, nabbed
  2. captive, prisoner

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Swedish

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prins c (feminine: prinsessa)

  1. a prince (son or male-line grandson of a monarch)

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Declension of prins 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative prins prinsen prinsar prinsarna
Genitive prins prinsens prinsars prinsarnas
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West Frisian

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Etymology

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Ultimately from Old French prince, from Latin princeps. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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prins c (plural prinsen, diminutive prinske)

  1. A prince.

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