burgensis

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

burgensis ? (genitive burgensis); 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)

Adjective[edit]

burgensis

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

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, alternative accusative singular in -im, alternative ablative singular in and accusative plural in -īs.

Case Singular Plural
nominative burgensis burgensēs
genitive burgensis burgensium
dative burgensī burgensibus
accusative burgensem
burgensim
burgensēs
burgensīs
ablative burgense
burgensī
burgensibus
vocative burgensis burgensēs

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “burgensis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • burgensis in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016