principium

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Noun[edit]

prīncipium n (genitive prīncipiī); second declension

  1. a beginning, an origin
    In principio erat Verbum et Verbum erat apud Deum et Deus erat Verbum.
    In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and God was the Word.
  2. a groundwork, a foundation
  3. (in the plural) the elements, the first principles
  4. (military, in the plural) the front ranks, camp headquarters

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative prīncipium prīncipia
genitive prīncipiī prīncipiōrum
dative prīncipiō prīncipiīs
accusative prīncipium prīncipia
ablative prīncipiō prīncipiīs
vocative prīncipium prīncipia

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