One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of, relating, or belonging to the ancient city of Praeneste, its inhabitants, or its language.
A native or inhabitant of ancient Praeneste.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Dixon (?1615–1688), Church of England clergyman. From classical Latin Praenestīnus of or belonging to Praeneste, inhabitant of Praeneste from Praeneste Praeneste, the name of a town in Latium to the south-east of Rome + -īnus.
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