biographical name flourished A.D. 500 Priscianus Caesariensis Latin grammarian at Constantinople

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  • Priscian — oder Die Grammatik, Halbrelief, Marmor, von der Nordostseite des Glockenturms des Florentiner Doms, Luca della Robbia, 1437/39 Priscianus Caesariensis oder Priscian, ein bedeutender spätantiker lateinischer Grammatiker, lebte um 500 und starb… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Priscian — from L. Priscianus, name of a celebrated Roman grammarian (c.500 530); hence to break Priscian s head (1520s) to violate rules of grammar (L. diminuere Prisciani caput) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Priscian — [prish′ən, prish′ē ən] (L. name Priscianus Caesariensis) fl. A.D. 500: Latin grammarian …   English World dictionary

  • Priscian — Not to be confused with Priscian of Lydia. Priscian, or the Grammar, relief from the bell tower of Florence by Luca della Robbia Priscianus Caesariensis (fl. 500 AD), commonly known as Priscian, was a Latin grammarian. He wrote the Institution …   Wikipedia

  • Priscian — /prish ee euhn, prish euhn/, n. fl. A.D. c500, Latin grammarian. * * * Latin Priscianus Caesariensis born с 500, Caesarea, Mauretania Latin grammarian. He used the writings of Apollonius Dyscolus on Greek grammar as a guide in producing his own… …   Universalium

  • Priscian — *1. Dem Priscian Ohrfeigen geben. Fehler gegen die lateinische Grammatik begehen. Priscian war ein berühmter lateinischer Sprachlehrer zur Zeit Justinian s. »Wie wir in der Schule sagen, wenn einer übel lateinisch redet oder schreibet: Er gibt… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • PRISCIAN —    Latin grammarian of the 6th century, born in Cæsarea; was author of Grammatical Commentaries in 18 books, a standard work during the Middle Ages, and in universal use at that time …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Priscian —    Distinguished Latin grammarian and poet who left Vandalic North Africa to settle in Constantinople, where he wrote a panegyric to the emperor Anastasios I (qq.v.) ca. 503. His chief work was a voluminous work on Latin grammar that became a… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • PRISCIAN — Priscianus …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • Priscian — Pris•ci•an [[t]ˈprɪʃ i ən, ˈprɪʃ ən[/t]] n. big fl. a.d. c500, Latin grammarian …   From formal English to slang

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