antecessor

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin antecessor

Noun[edit]

antecessor (plural antecessors)

  1. (obsolete) predecessor
    • 1839, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Coleridge's Literary Remains, Volume 4.[1]:
      Yet who says, I have faith in the existence of George II., as his present Majesty's antecessor and grandfather?
    • 1890, Grant Allen, The Great Taboo[2]:
      This, then, is their horrid counsel and device--that each one of their gods should kill his antecessor.

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

antecessor m (plural antecessors, feminine antecessora)

  1. predecessor

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ante- (before) +‎ cedō (go) +‎ -sor (agentive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

antecessor m (genitive antecessōris); third declension

  1. predecessor
  2. vanguard, scout

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative antecessor antecessōrēs
genitive antecessōris antecessōrum
dative antecessōrī antecessōribus
accusative antecessōrem antecessōrēs
ablative antecessōre antecessōribus
vocative antecessor antecessōrēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • antecessor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “antecessor”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • antecessor” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • antecessor in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[3], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin antecessor.

Noun[edit]

antecessor m (plural antecessores, feminine antecessora, feminine plural antecessoras)

  1. predecessor (one who precedes)

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