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From pāgus (area outside of a city, countryside).



pāgānus (feminine pāgāna, neuter pāgānum); first/second declension

  1. Of or pertaining to the countryside, rural, rustic.
  2. (by extension) rustic, unlearned
  3. (substantive) villager, countryman
  4. (substantive) civilian
  5. (substantive, Ecclesiastical Latin) heathen, pagan


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative pāgānus pāgāna pāgānum pāgānī pāgānae pāgāna
genitive pāgānī pāgānae pāgānī pāgānōrum pāgānārum pāgānōrum
dative pāgānō pāgānō pāgānīs
accusative pāgānum pāgānam pāgānum pāgānōs pāgānās pāgāna
ablative pāgānō pāgānā pāgānō pāgānīs
vocative pāgāne pāgāna pāgānum pāgānī pāgānae pāgāna

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  • paganus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • paganus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • paganus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • paganus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • paganus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers