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From Old French prince, from Latin prīnceps (first head), from prīmus (first) + capere (seize, take).


  • IPA(key): /pʀɪnt͡s/
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Prinz m (genitive Prinzen, plural Prinzen)

  1. prince

Usage notes[edit]

  • Prinz is a weak noun in the standard language, but is part of a group of nouns which have a stark tendency to be strong colloquially, so one might hear dem Prinz instead of dem Prinzen.
  • Prinz is a title held by the male descendants of a reigning monarch or Fürst. The ruler of a principality or the head of a noble family, which is also translated as prince in English, instead holds the title Fürst.


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