praecox

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

praecox (uncountable)

  1. dementia praecox
    • 1995, Elizabeth Lunbeck, The Psychiatric Persuasion
      Psychiatrists did not know the etiology of dementia praecox, but their working assumption was that the brains of praecox patients exhibited "demonstrable microscopic cortex changes" as well as "gross anatomical anomalies" []

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From praecoquō, from prae- + coquō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

praecox m, f, n (genitive praecocis); third declension

  1. ripe before its time; premature
  2. precocious; untimely

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative praecox praecox praecocēs praecocia
genitive praecocis praecocis praecocium praecocium
dative praecocī praecocī praecocibus praecocibus
accusative praecocem praecox praecocēs praecocia
ablative praecocī praecocī praecocibus praecocibus
vocative praecox praecox praecocēs praecocia