praemium

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See also: præmium

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From prae (before) + emō (acquire, obtain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

praemium n (genitive praemiī); second declension

  1. prize, reward
    • Spinoza, Ethica Liber V
      Beatitudo non est virtutis praemium, sed ipsa virtus.
      Happiness is not a reward of virtue, but is a virtue itself.
  2. bribe, bribery

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative praemium praemia
genitive praemiī praemiōrum
dative praemiō praemiīs
accusative praemium praemia
ablative praemiō praemiīs
vocative praemium praemia

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • praemium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • praemium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • praemium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to remunerate (handsomely): praemiis (amplissimis, maximis) aliquem afficere
    • to reward a man according to his deserts: meritum praemium alicui persolvere
    • (to encourage) by offering a reward: praemium exponere or proponere
    • to offer a prize (for the winner): praemium ponere