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Contracted form of prōvidēns, present active participle of prōvideō.



prūdēns (genitive prūdentis); third declension

  1. wise, prudent


  • The ablative singular also appears as prūdente.

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative prūdēns prūdentēs prūdentia
genitive prūdentis prūdentium
dative prūdentī prūdentibus
accusative prūdentem prūdēns prūdentēs prūdentia
ablative prūdentī prūdentibus
vocative prūdēns prūdentēs prūdentia

Derived terms[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • prudens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • prudens in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “prudens”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • prudens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • statesmen: viri rerum civilium, rei publicae gerendae periti or viri in re publica prudentes
    • (ambiguous) statesmanship; political wisdom: prudentia (civilis) (De Or. 1. 19. 85)