praesul

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Etymology[edit]

From the prefix prae- and the root found in salio 'to jump'.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

praesul m (genitive praesulis); third declension

  1. public dancer who dances in leaps
  2. the leader of the Salii (Ancient Roman priests of Mars)
  3. (post-Classical) director, president
  4. (post-Classical) patron, protector
  5. (Medieval) priest
    • 11th-13th centuries, Anonymous, Carmina Burana
      Bibit puer, bibit canus / bibit praesul et decanus - Children drink, the grey-haired drink / Priests drink and so do deacons

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative praesul praesulēs
genitive praesulis praesulum
dative praesulī praesulibus
accusative praesulem praesulēs
ablative praesule praesulibus
vocative praesul praesulēs