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From prae- +‎ clarus



praeclārus (feminine praeclāra, neuter praeclārum); first/second declension

  1. Very clear or bright
  2. Famous


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative praeclārus praeclāra praeclārum praeclārī praeclārae praeclāra
genitive praeclārī praeclārae praeclārī praeclārōrum praeclārārum praeclārōrum
dative praeclārō praeclārō praeclārīs
accusative praeclārum praeclāram praeclārum praeclārōs praeclārās praeclāra
ablative praeclārō praeclārā praeclārō praeclārīs
vocative praeclāre praeclāra praeclārum praeclārī praeclārae praeclāra

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  • praeclarus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • praeclarus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • praeclarus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the city is very beautifully situated: urbs situ ad aspectum praeclara est
    • to reward amply; to give manifold recompense for: bonam (praeclaram) gratiam referre
    • a good,[1] brilliant example; a striking example: exemplum clarum, praeclarum
    • to have the good of the state at heart: omnia de re publica praeclara atque egregia sentire
    • during this brilliant consulship: in hoc praeclaro consulatu