principum

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

prīncipum

  1. genitive plural of prīnceps

Noun[edit]

Broom icon.svg A user suggests that this Latin entry be cleaned up, giving the reason: “"noun-form" + definitions don't match; possible RFV cp. principium.
Please see the discussion on Requests for cleanup(+) for more information and remove this template after the problem has been dealt with.

prīncipum, i, n.

  1. A beginning, start or origin.
      • 59 BC–AD 17, Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita Libri, Liber Unus 4.1:
        Sed debebatur, ut opinor, fatis tantae origo urbis maximique secundum deorum opes imperii principum.
        But the Fates were resolved, as I suppose, upon the founding of such a great city and the beginning of the greatest of empires, second to the power of the gods.
  2. (Transitive): That makes a beginning, that votes first (of the prerogative tribe or curia), the right of voting first.
  3. (Transitive): A beginner, originator.
  4. (Plural): Foundations, principles.
  5. (Military): The foremost ranks, front line.
  6. (Military): Headquarters, a large open space in a camp containing the tents of officers, standards, etc.