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From burgus (fort; walled town; borough) +‎ -ēnsis (forming locative adjectives), generally used as a substantive noun.


burgēnsis m or f (genitive burgēnsis); third declension

  1. (medieval, historical) A resident of a walled town (opposed to villanus, a rural resident)
  2. (medieval, historical) A burgess, a burger: a merchant or craftsman of a borough with citizen rights (opposed to non-citizen residents and outsiders)


Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative burgēnsis burgēnsēs
Genitive burgēnsis burgēnsium
Dative burgēnsī burgēnsibus
Accusative burgēnsem burgēnsēs
Ablative burgēnse burgēnsibus
Vocative burgēnsis burgēnsēs


burgēnsis (neuter burgēnse); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. (medieval, historical) Of or related to a medieval walled town or incorporated borough.


Third-declension two-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative burgēnsis burgēnse burgēnsēs burgēnsia
Genitive burgēnsis burgēnsium
Dative burgēnsī burgēnsibus
Accusative burgēnsem burgēnse burgēnsēs
Ablative burgēnsī burgēnsibus
Vocative burgēnsis burgēnse burgēnsēs burgēnsia



  • burgensis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • burgensis in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016