princeps

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *prīmoceps by syncope, from prīmus (first) +‎ -ceps (catcher).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prīnceps m, f, n (genitive prīncipis); third declension

  1. first, foremost
  2. chief, distinguished

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative prīnceps prīnceps prīncipēs prīncipia
genitive prīncipis prīncipis prīncipium prīncipium
dative prīncipī prīncipī prīncipibus prīncipibus
accusative prīncipem prīnceps prīncipēs prīncipia
ablative prīncipī prīncipī prīncipibus prīncipibus
vocative prīnceps prīnceps prīncipēs prīncipia

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Noun[edit]

prīnceps m (genitive prīncipis); third declension

  1. leader, first man
    Consortionis Populorum Princeps
    Head of the Commonwealth
  2. principal person
  3. author, originator, founder, head
  4. chief, director
  5. prince, sovereign
  6. (military, as plural) company or division of the second line of soldiers

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative prīnceps prīncipēs
genitive prīncipis prīncipum
dative prīncipī prīncipibus
accusative prīncipem prīncipēs
ablative prīncipe prīncipibus
vocative prīnceps prīncipēs

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