presbytera

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin presbytera, a feminized form of presbyter ‎(priest).

Noun[edit]

presbytera ‎(plural presbyterae)

  1. A female presbyter.
  2. The wife of a presbyter.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminization of Late Latin presbyter.

Noun[edit]

presbytera f ‎(genitive presbyterae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) A priestess.
  2. (Late Latin) The wife of a priest.

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative presbytera presbyterae
genitive presbyterae presbyterārum
dative presbyterae presbyterīs
accusative presbyteram presbyterās
ablative presbyterā presbyterīs
vocative presbytera presbyterae

References[edit]

  • Scholastic Doctrine, by George H Harvard; summary of "Women Priests", by Arlene Swidler & Leonard Swidler (eds.), Paulist Press 1977, pp 99-106. [1]
  • Origines Ecclesiasticæ: The Antiquities of the Christian Church. By Joseph Bingham, H. G. Bohn:1856, p. 104 [2]