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From prae- +‎ lūceō (shine).



praelūceō (present infinitive praelūcēre, perfect active praeluxī); second conjugation, no passive

  1. I shine or give light before or in front; hold or carry light in front, light (the way).
  2. I am bright, shine forth.
  3. I shine brighter, outshine, surpass.


   Conjugation of praeluceo (second conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present praelūceō praelūcēs praelūcet praelūcēmus praelūcētis praelūcent
imperfect praelūcēbam praelūcēbās praelūcēbat praelūcēbāmus praelūcēbātis praelūcēbant
future praelūcēbō praelūcēbis praelūcēbit praelūcēbimus praelūcēbitis praelūcēbunt
perfect praeluxī praeluxistī praeluxit praeluximus praeluxistis praeluxērunt, praeluxēre
pluperfect praeluxeram praeluxerās praeluxerat praeluxerāmus praeluxerātis praeluxerant
future perfect praeluxerō praeluxeris praeluxerit praeluxerimus praeluxeritis praeluxerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present praelūceam praelūceās praelūceat praelūceāmus praelūceātis praelūceant
imperfect praelūcērem praelūcērēs praelūcēret praelūcērēmus praelūcērētis praelūcērent
perfect praeluxerim praeluxerīs praeluxerit praeluxerīmus praeluxerītis praeluxerint
pluperfect praeluxissem praeluxissēs praeluxisset praeluxissēmus praeluxissētis praeluxissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present praelūcē praelūcēte
future praelūcētō praelūcētō praelūcētōte praelūcentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives praelūcēre praeluxisse
participles praelūcēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
praelūcēre praelūcendī praelūcendō praelūcendum

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  • praeluceo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • praeluceo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • praeluceo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette