prægnant

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prægnant (comparative more prægnant, superlative most prægnant)

  1. Obsolete spelling of pregnant
    • Glanvill
      That the Aristotelian Physiology cannot boast it self the proper Author of any one Invention; is prægnant evidence of its infecundous deficiency: And 'twould puzzle the Schools to point at any consi­derable discovery, made by the direct, sole manuduction of Peripatetick Princi­ples.
    • 1701, John Norris, An essay towards the theory of the ideal or intelligible world, page 235:
      The Mind of God as it is Eternally prægnant with them,ſo it Eternally Views and contemplates them, and all things in them,but does not make them.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin praegnāns, a later variant of praegnās (pregnant).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /prɛjnant/, [pʰʁ̥ɛjˈnanˀd̥] or IPA(key): /prɛɡnant/, [pʰʁ̥ɛɡ̊ˈnanˀd̥]

Adjective[edit]

prægnant

  1. concise, pithy
  2. (adverbial) concisely, pithily

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of prægnant
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular prægnant 2
Neuter singular prægnant 2
Plural prægnante 2
Definite attributive1 prægnante
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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