principe

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See also: Principe, príncipe, and Príncipe

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French principe, from Latin principium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌprɪnˈsi.pə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: prin‧ci‧pe
  • Rhymes: -ipə

Noun[edit]

principe n (plural principes, diminutive principetje n)

  1. principle [from late 18th c.]
    Synonym: beginsel

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: prinsipe
  • West Frisian: prinsipe

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From principo (principle) +‎ -e (adverbial ending).

Adverb[edit]

principe

  1. in principle

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

principe m (plural principes)

  1. principle
  2. beginning; start; commencement
    • dès le principe
      from the outset; from the start
  3. (somewhat archaic) source; origin; cause
    • 1791, National Constituent Assembly, Constitution française, présentée au roi par l'Assemblée nationale, le 3 septembre 1791 [French constitution, presented to the King by the National Assembly on 3 September 1791], Dijon: Imprimerie de P. Causse, page 2:
      Le principe de toute souveraineté réside essentiellement dans la nation.
      The source of all sovereignty resides essentially in the nation.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prīnceps, prīncipem (chief) (compare principio (principle) from the meaning "first").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈprin.t͡ʃi.pe/
  • Hyphenation: prìn‧ci‧pe

Noun[edit]

principe m (plural principi, feminine principessa)

  1. prince

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

prī̆ncipe

  1. ablative singular of prī̆nceps

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

principe m (plural principes)

  1. Obsolete spelling of príncipe

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian principe, from Latin princeps.

Noun[edit]

principe m (plural principi)

  1. principle

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

principe

  1. Misspelling of príncipe.