praxis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πρᾶξις (prâxis, action, activity, practice)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹæk.sɪs/
    • (file)

Noun[edit]

praxis (countable and uncountable, plural praxes or praxises)

  1. The practical application of any branch of learning.
  2. (drama) The deliberate action of a rational being.
  3. (philosophy) The synthesis of theory and practice, without presuming the primacy of either.
  4. Custom or established practice.
  5. An example or form of exercise, or a collection of such examples, for practice.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek πρᾶξῐς (prâxis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prāxis f sg (genitive prāxis or prāxeōs or prāxios); third declension

  1. proof, demonstration
    • (Can we date this quote?), Petronius (Titus or Gajus Petronius Arbiter). In: Petronii satirae et liber priapeorum, edited by Franciscus Buecheler, Berlin, 1871, p. 24:
      nam mihi nihil novi potest afferri, sicut ille fericulus iam habuit praxim.
      fericulusta mel habuit

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (Greek-type, i-stem, i-stem).

Case Singular
Nominative prāxis
Genitive prāxis
prāxeōs
prāxios
Dative prāxī
Accusative prāxim
prāxin
prāxem1
Ablative prāxī
prāxe1
Vocative prāxis
prāxi

1Found sometimes in Medieval and New Latin.

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: prassi

References[edit]

  • PRAXIM 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)
  • praxis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 1,234/1
  • praxis” on page 1,451/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πρᾶξις (prâxis).

Noun[edit]

praxis f (uncountable)

  1. praxis

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

praxis f (plural praxis)

  1. praxis

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

praxis c

  1. practice, custom, the usual way to do things
    teori och praxistheory and practice
  2. case law, previous court decisions as a base for legal judgement
    Hovrättens dom strider mot Europadomstolens praxis.The verdict of the court of appeal is in conflict with the practice of the European Court of Human Rights.

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