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See also: praeter- and præter-



Alternative forms




Continuing Proto-Italic *praiteros, from Proto-Indo-European *préh₂i (before, across) + *-teros (contrastive suffix). Equivalent to prae +‎ -ter.





praeter (+ accusative)

  1. past, by (of motion)
  2. besides, except
    Synonyms: praeterquam, nisi
  3. beyond
  4. more than
  5. contrary


  • English: preter-, praeter-, præter-
  • Esperanto: preter


  • praeter”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • praeter”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • PRÆTER in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • prætĕr in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette, page 1,229.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • contrary to expectation: praeter spem, exspectationem
    • beyond all measure: extra, praeter modum
    • according to my custom: ex consuetudine mea (opp. praeter consuetudinem)
    • putting aside, except: praeter c. Accus.
  • praeter” on page 1,445 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976) “praeter”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, Leiden, Boston: E. J. Brill, page 844/1