Examples from the Web for priscian
Priscian was a leading text-book on the subject, and it was supported by a short manual compiled from Donatus.Old English Libraries|Ernest Savage
Alfred had taught himself Latin by translating: there were few vocabularies, and only the crabbed grammar of old Priscian.
He devoted special attention to the early Latin writers, and is highly spoken of by Priscian.
He may have had a glimmering that some of them were absurd; and that Priscian with his reference to the Greek was a safer guide.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
Another work, equally unknown to the present generation, but frequently quoted by Dicuil, is the Periegesis of Priscian.Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum|John Healy
British Dictionary definitions for priscian
Word Origin and History for priscian
Latin Priscianus, name of a celebrated Roman grammarian (c.500-530); hence to break Priscian's head (1520s) "to violate rules of grammar" (Latin diminuere Prisciani caput). Cf. Priscilla.