prosper

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See also: pròsper, Pròsper, and Prosper

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From Old French prosperer, from Latin prosperō (I render happy), from prosperus (prosperous), from Proto-Italic *prosparos, from Proto-Indo-European *speh₁- (to succeed), whence also Latin spēs (hope, expectation).

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prosper (third-person singular simple present prospers, present participle prospering, simple past and past participle prospered)

  1. (transitive) To favor; to render successful.
  2. (intransitive) To be successful; to succeed; to be fortunate or prosperous; to thrive; to make gain.
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      Yet his passion for her had grown fiercer than ever, and he swore to himself that he would win her back from her phantasies. She, one may believe, was ready enough to listen. As she walked with him by the Sker water his words were like musick to her ears, and Alison within doors laughed to herself and saw her devices prosper.
  3. (intransitive) To grow; to increase.

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prosper (feminine prospera, neuter prosperum); first/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er)

  1. Alternative form of prosperus (singular masculine nominative)

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First/second-declension adjective (nominative masculine singular in -er).

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative prosper prospera prosperum prosperī prosperae prospera
Genitive prosperī prosperae prosperī prosperōrum prosperārum prosperōrum
Dative prosperō prosperō prosperīs
Accusative prosperum prosperam prosperum prosperōs prosperās prospera
Ablative prosperō prosperā prosperō prosperīs
Vocative prosper prospera prosperum prosperī prosperae prospera

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From French prospère.

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prosper m or n (feminine singular prosperă, masculine plural prosperi, feminine and neuter plural prospere)

  1. prosperous

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