praesens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of praesum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

praesēns (genitive praesentis); third declension

  1. present
  2. immediate
  3. at hand
  4. existing
  5. prompt
  6. propitious
  7. (grammar) present

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative praesēns praesentēs praesentia
genitive praesentis praesentium
dative praesentī praesentibus
accusative praesentem praesēns praesentēs praesentia
ablative praesentī praesentibus
vocative praesēns praesentēs praesentia

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References[edit]

  • praesens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • praesens in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “praesens”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • praesens” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) at present; for the moment: in praesentia, in praesens (tempus)
    • prompt assistance: auxilium praesens
    • to praise a man to his face: aliquem coram, in os or praesentem laudare
    • to possess presence of mind: praesenti animo uti (vid. sect. VI. 8, note uti...)
    • cash; ready money: pecunia praesens (vid. sect. V. 9, note Notice too...) or numerata
    • (ambiguous) at present; for the moment: in praesentia, in praesens (tempus)
  • praesens in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016