praeceps

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From prae (before) +‎ -ceps (headed).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

praeceps m, f, n (genitive praecipitis); third declension

  1. head first, headlong
  2. steep, precipitous
  3. (figuratively) hasty, rash, precipitate

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative praeceps praeceps praecipitēs praecipitia
genitive praecipitis praecipitis praecipitium praecipitium
dative praecipitī praecipitī praecipitibus praecipitibus
accusative praecipitem praeceps praecipitēs praecipitia
ablative praecipitī praecipitī praecipitibus praecipitibus
vocative praeceps praeceps praecipitēs praecipitia

Descendants[edit]

Adverb[edit]

praeceps (not comparable)

  1. headlong

Noun[edit]

praeceps n (genitive praecipitis); third declension

  1. a precipice, steep place
  2. extreme danger

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative praeceps praecipita
genitive praecipitis praecipitum
dative praecipitī praecipitibus
accusative praeceps praecipita
ablative praecipite praecipitibus
vocative praeceps praecipita

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • praeceps in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879