praeceptum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From praecipio.

Noun[edit]

praeceptum n (genitive praeceptī); second declension

  1. teaching, lesson
  2. precept
  3. order, command
    405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Exodus.20.6:
    et faciens misericordiam in millia his qui diligunt me, et custodiunt praecepta mea.
    and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative praeceptum praecepta
Genitive praeceptī praeceptōrum
Dative praeceptō praeceptīs
Accusative praeceptum praecepta
Ablative praeceptō praeceptīs
Vocative praeceptum praecepta

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • praeceptum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • praeceptum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • praeceptum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • praeceptum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to give advice, directions, about a matter: praecepta dare, tradere de aliqua re
    • to be well acquainted with the views of philosophers: praecepta philosophorum (penitus) percepta habere
    • to teach logic: disserendi praecepta tradere
    • theoretical, speculative philosophy: philosophia, quae in rerum contemplatione versatur, or quae artis praeceptis continetur
    • to systematise: ad rationem, ad artem et praecepta revocare aliquid (De Or. 1. 41)
    • to treat with scientific exactness; to classify: ad rationis praecepta accommodare aliquid
    • the rules of art; aesthetics: artis praecepta, or also simply ars
    • to teach rhetoric: dicendi praecepta tradere
    • the rules of speech, grammar: praecepta grammaticorum
    • moral precepts: praecepta de moribus or de virtute
    • to give moral advice, rules of conduct: morum praecepta tradere alicui