prius Latin neuter of prior "former, earlier" (see PRIOR (Cf. prior) (adj.)). The hybrid car debuted in 1997 in Japan, 2001 in U.S. and Europe. Name supposedly chosen because the car is a predecessor of new types. Proper plural is said to be Priora, but that is for the adjective.

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  • Prius —         (лат.) предшествующий, первичный. Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев, С. М. Ковалёв, В. Г. Панов. 1983 …   Философская энциклопедия

  • Prius — Toyota Prius Hersteller: Toyota Produktionszeitraum: seit 1997 Klasse: Kompaktklasse Karosserieversionen: Stufenheck, viertürig Schrägheck, fünftürig Vorgängermodell: keines Nachfolgemodell: keines …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Prius — Toyota Prius Toyota Prius Constructeur Toyota Moteur et transmission Architecture moteur À essence 1,5 L I4 DOHC 16 soupapes, à cycle Mi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • PRIUS — …   Википедия

  • prius — /pruy euhs/, adj. (in prescriptions) before; former. [1890 95; < L] * * * …   Universalium

  • prius — adj. previous, in advance, preceding, antecedent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prius — pri·us …   English syllables

  • prius — ˈprīəs noun ( es) Etymology: Latin, former, previous, neuter of prior more at prior : something that precedes or takes precedence : precondition …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prius quam mactaris, excorias. — См. Не убив медведя, шкуры не продавай …   Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона (оригинальная орфография)

  • prius vitiis laboravimus, nunc legibus — /pray as vishiyas Isbareyvamas, narjk liyjabas/ We labored first with vices, now with laws …   Black's law dictionary

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