praepositus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin praepositus.

Noun[edit]

praepositus (plural praeposituses or praepositi)

  1. (historical, archaic) Alternative form of prepositus.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of praepōnō, equivalent to prae-(fore-) + positus(placed).

Participle[edit]

praepositus m (feminine praeposita, neuter praepositum); first/second declension

  1. placed in front
  2. placed in command

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative praepositus praeposita praepositum praepositī praepositae praeposita
genitive praepositī praepositae praepositī praepositōrum praepositārum praepositōrum
dative praepositō praepositō praepositīs
accusative praepositum praepositam praepositum praepositōs praepositās praeposita
ablative praepositō praepositā praepositō praepositīs
vocative praeposite praeposita praepositum praepositī praepositae praeposita

Noun[edit]

praepositus m (genitive praepositī); second declension

  1. One placed in command: a commander, a leader, particularly:
    1. A prefect.
    2. A chief, a head.
    3. An overseer.
    4. A president.
    5. (Medieval) A provost.
    6. (Medieval) A reeve.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative praepositus praepositī
genitive praepositī praepositōrum
dative praepositō praepositīs
accusative praepositum praepositōs
ablative praepositō praepositīs
vocative praeposite praepositī

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