One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
That excels or surpasses others; surpassingly excellent, pre-eminent.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Wycliffite Bible (early version). From Middle French precellent and its etymon classical Latin praecellent-, praecellēns excellent, pre-eminent, use as adjective of present participle of praecellere.
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