prex

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From US college slang; from 1828.[1]

Noun[edit]

prex ‎(plural prexes)

  1. A president, especially of a university.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (president, especially of a university): prexy

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

prex ‎(plural prexes)

  1. Prefix.

References[edit]

  1. ^ prex” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *preḱ- ‎(to request, ask).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prex f ‎(genitive precis); third declension

  1. prayer; request
  2. entreaty

Inflection[edit]

  • The nominative singular, prex, and genitive singular, precis, are unattested in Classical Latin.

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative prex precēs
genitive precis precum
dative precī precibus
accusative precem precēs
ablative prece precibus
vocative prex precēs

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • prex” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • prex” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to importune with petitions: precibus aliquem fatigare
    • to grant a request: precibus obsequi
    • to be influenced by, to yield to urgent (abject) entreaty: magnis (infimis) precibus moveri
    • to refuse, reject a request: repudiare, aspernari preces alicuius
    • to pray to God: adhibere deo preces
    • to pray: preces facere