praeceptum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From praecipio.

Noun[edit]

praeceptum n (genitive praeceptī); second declension

  1. teaching, lesson
  2. precept
  3. order, command
    405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Exodus.20.6
    et faciens misericordiam in millia his qui diligunt me, et custodiunt praecepta mea.
    and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative praeceptum praecepta
genitive praeceptī praeceptōrum
dative praeceptō praeceptīs
accusative praeceptum praecepta
ablative praeceptō praeceptīs
vocative praeceptum praecepta

Descendants[edit]