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- præstigious (archaic)
Attested since the 1540s; borrowing from Latin praestigiosus (“full of tricks”), praestigiae (“juggler's tricks”), possibly an alteration of praestringō (“to blindfold, to dazzle”), from prae- (“before”) with stringō (“to bind or tie”).
- Of high prestige.
- She has a prestigious job with an international organization.
- Objects: award, prize, job, address, school, university, college, club, journal, firm, institution, office, etc.
of high prestige
- “prestigious” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).