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From peregrē (abroad) +‎ -īnus.



peregrīnus (feminine peregrīna, neuter peregrīnum); first/second declension

  1. foreign, alien
  2. exotic


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative peregrīnus peregrīna peregrīnum peregrīnī peregrīnae peregrīna
genitive peregrīnī peregrīnae peregrīnī peregrīnōrum peregrīnārum peregrīnōrum
dative peregrīnō peregrīnō peregrīnīs
accusative peregrīnum peregrīnam peregrīnum peregrīnōs peregrīnās peregrīna
ablative peregrīnō peregrīnā peregrīnō peregrīnīs
vocative peregrīne peregrīna peregrīnum peregrīnī peregrīnae peregrīna


peregrīnus m (genitive peregrīnī); second declension

  1. foreigner; traveler


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative peregrīnus peregrīnī
genitive peregrīnī peregrīnōrum
dative peregrīnō peregrīnīs
accusative peregrīnum peregrīnōs
ablative peregrīnō peregrīnīs
vocative peregrīne peregrīnī

Usage notesEdit

In (law) it is still used to mean a foreigner who is neither resident nor domiciled in the jurisdiction of the court.


Related termsEdit


  • peregrinus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • peregrinus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “peregrinus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • peregrinus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • peregrinus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • peregrinus in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • peregrinus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin