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GenderFeminine & Masculine
PronouncedPron.PROO-dənts English

Meaning & History

Medieval English form of Prudentia, the feminine form of PRUDENTIUS. In France it is both the feminine form and a rare masculine form. In England it was used during the Middle Ages and was revived in the 17th century by the Puritans, in part from the English word prudence, ultimately of the same source.
DiminutivesPru, Prue English
Other Languages & CulturesPrudenzio Italian Prudentia, Prudentius Late Roman Prudencia, Prudencio Spanish


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute