Princeps etymology


Latin word princeps comes from Proto-Italic *priisemokaps (Chief, distinguished Leader.)

Etymology of princeps

Detailed word origin of princeps

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*priisemokaps Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Chief, distinguished Leader.
princeps Latin (lat) (military, as plural) company or division of the second line of soldiers. Author, originator, founder, head. Chief, director. Leader, first man. Prince, sovereign. Principal person Chief, distinguished. First, foremost.