presbyter

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin presbyter, from Ancient Greek πρεσβύτερος ‎(presbúteros), from πρέσβυς ‎(présbus, elder, older).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹezbɪtə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɹezbɪtɚ/, /ˈpɹesbɪtɚ/

Noun[edit]

presbyter ‎(plural presbyters)

  1. A priest in various churches.
  2. An elder of the Presbyterian church.
  3. An elder of the congregation in early Christianity.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek πρεσβύτερος ‎(presbúteros).

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Noun[edit]

presbyter m ‎(genitive presbyterī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin, Christianity) an elder, presbyter

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative presbyter presbyterī
genitive presbyterī presbyterōrum
dative presbyterō presbyterīs
accusative presbyterum presbyterōs
ablative presbyterō presbyterīs
vocative presbyter1 presbyterī

1May also be presbytere.

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References[edit]

  • presbyter in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • presbyter” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016