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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Present active participle of errō

ParticipleEdit

errāns (genitive errantis); third-declension one-termination participle

  1. straying
  2. wandering
    stēlla errāns — wandering star (i.e. planet)

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension participle.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative errāns errantēs errantia
Genitive errantis errantium
Dative errantī errantibus
Accusative errantem errāns errantēs
errantīs
errantia
Ablative errante
errantī1
errantibus
Vocative errāns errantēs errantia

1When used purely as an adjective.

DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: errante
  • Old French: errant
  • Portuguese: errante
  • Spanish: errante

ReferencesEdit

  • errans in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • errans in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the planets: stellae errantes, vagae
    • to direct a person who has lost his way: erranti viam monstrare