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From prae + via (road; way).



praevius (feminine praevia, neuter praevium); first/second-declension adjective

  1. going before, leading the way, precedes


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative praevius praevia praevium praeviī praeviae praevia
Genitive praeviī praeviae praeviī praeviōrum praeviārum praeviōrum
Dative praeviō praeviō praeviīs
Accusative praevium praeviam praevium praeviōs praeviās praevia
Ablative praeviō praeviā praeviō praeviīs
Vocative praevie praevia praevium praeviī praeviae praevia

Related terms[edit]


  • Catalan: previ
  • English: previous
  • Galician: previo
  • Italian: previo
  • Portuguese: prévio
  • Spanish: previo


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