prestige

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From French prestige (illusion, fascination, enchantment, prestige)

, from Latin praestigium (a delusion, an illusion)
, from praestinguere (to obscure, extinguish)
, from prae (before) + stinguere (to extinguish); or
, from praestringere (to blind; to blindfold; to dazzle or confuse someone)
, from prae (before) + stringere (to press, tighten, compress).
  • Note: despite the phonetic similarities and prestige's old meaning of "delusion, illusion, trick", the word has a different root than prestidigitator and prestidigitation.

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prestige (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Delusion; illusion; trick.
  2. The quality of how good the reputation of something or someone is, how favourably something or someone is regarded.
    Oxford has a university of very high prestige.

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prestige m (plural prestiges)

  1. prestige
    de prestige - prestigious

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prestige c

  1. prestige

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