Praenestine

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adjective

Prae·​nes·​tine
prēˈnestə̇n
: relating to or characteristic of the ancient city of Praeneste which was located near Rome
the engraved cylindrical Praenestine cists

Praenestine

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noun

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plural -s
: a language closely related to or a dialect of Latin known from a small body of inscriptions from as early as the 6th century b.c.

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin Praenestinus, from Praeneste, ancient city in Latium, Italy + Latin -inus -ine

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“Praenestine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Praenestine. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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