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From prudens


prūdentia f ‎(genitive prūdentiae); first declension

  1. acquaintance, knowledge
  2. sagacity, prudence, discretion
  3. foresight
    • c. 4 BCE – 65 CE, Seneca the Younger, De brevitate vitae 9
      Potestne quicquam stultius esse quam quorundam sensus, hominum eorum dico qui prudentiam iactant?
      Can anything be sillier than the point of view of certain people—I mean those who boast of their foresight?


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative prūdentia prūdentiae
genitive prūdentiae prūdentiārum
dative prūdentiae prūdentiīs
accusative prūdentiam prūdentiās
ablative prūdentiā prūdentiīs
vocative prūdentia prūdentiae




  1. nominative neuter plural of prudēns
  2. accusative neuter plural of prudēns
  3. vocative neuter plural of prudēns


  • prudentia in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • prudentia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • prudentia in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) statesmanship; political wisdom: prudentia (civilis) (De Or. 1. 19. 85)
  • prudentia” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016