prester

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old French prestre. See priest.

Noun[edit]

prester (plural presters)

  1. (obsolete) A priest or presbyter.
    Prester John

Etymology 2[edit]

New Latin, from Ancient Greek [script?], meaning "to kindle or burn", and "to blow up, swell out by blowing".

Noun[edit]

prester (plural presters)

  1. A meteor or exhalation formerly supposed to be thrown from the clouds with such violence that by collision it is set on fire.
  2. One of the veins of the neck when swollen with anger or other excitement.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

prester

  1. to lend; to loan

Conjugation[edit]

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

prester m

  1. indefinite plural of prest

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin praestāre, present active infinitive of praestō.

Verb[edit]

prester

  1. to borrow

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-sts, *-stt are modified to z, st. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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