praecox

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

praecox (uncountable)

  1. dementia praecox
    • 1995, Elizabeth Lunbeck, The Psychiatric Persuasion
      Psychiatrists did not know the etiology of dementia praecox, but their working assumption was that the brains of praecox patients exhibited "demonstrable microscopic cortex changes" as well as "gross anatomical anomalies" []

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Etymology[edit]

From praecoquō, from prae- + coquō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

praecox (genitive praecocis); third declension

  1. ripe before its time; premature
  2. precocious; untimely

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative praecox praecocēs praecocia
genitive praecocis praecocium
dative praecocī praecocibus
accusative praecocem praecox praecocēs praecocia
ablative praecocī praecocibus
vocative praecox praecocēs praecocia

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