- præcipice (archaic)
First attested in 1598, from Middle French précipice, from Latin *praecipitium (“a steep place”), from praeceps (“steep”), from prae + caput (“head”). First meaning of the noun is recorded from 1632.
precipice (plural precipices)
- A very steep cliff.
- The brink of a dangerous situation.
- to stand on a precipice
- (obsolete) A headlong fall or descent.
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precipice m (plural precipices)
- precipice (steep cliff)