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From earlier praeheda, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰed- (whence prehendō, hedera).



praeda f (genitive praedae); first declension

  1. plunder, spoils of war, booty
  2. prey, game taken in the hunt
  3. gain, profit


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative praeda praedae
genitive praedae praedārum
dative praedae praedīs
accusative praedam praedās
ablative praedā praedīs
vocative praeda praedae

Derived terms[edit]



  • praeda in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • praeda in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “praeda”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • praeda in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to carry off booty: ferre atque agere praedam
  • praeda in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • praeda in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin