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From Proto-Indo-European *ḱers- (to run), the same root of currō.



currus m (genitive currūs); fourth declension

  1. chariot
  2. wagon, wain


Fourth declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative currus currūs
genitive currūs curruum
dative curruī curribus
accusative currum currūs
ablative currū curribus
vocative currus currūs

Derived termsEdit


  • currus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “currus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • currus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to drive: curru vehi, in rheda (Mil. 21. 55)
  • currus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • currus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin