egregius

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ē- (out of, outside of) +‎ grex (herd) +‎ -ius, "outside of the herd".

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ēgregius (feminine ēgregia, neuter ēgregium, superlative ēgregiissimus); first/second declension

  1. distinguished, excellent, eminent
    • Auli Gellii noctes atticae cum indicibus locupletissimis, Leipzig, 1870, page 328 containing Aulus Gellius' noctes atticae XIV, 5, 1 [a mentioning] and 3 [a usage]:
      atque ibi duos forte grammaticos conspicatus non parvi in urbe Roma nominis, certationi eorum acerrimae adfui; cum alter in casu vocativo vir egregi dicendum contenderet, alter vir egregie.
      O, inquit, egregie grammatice, vel, si id mavis, egregiissime, dic, oro te, [...]
  2. (of rank) illustrious, honorable

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative ēgregius ēgregia ēgregium ēgregiī ēgregiae ēgregia
genitive ēgregiī ēgregiae ēgregiī ēgregiōrum ēgregiārum ēgregiōrum
dative ēgregiō ēgregiō ēgregiīs
accusative ēgregium ēgregiam ēgregium ēgregiōs ēgregiās ēgregia
ablative ēgregiō ēgregiā ēgregiō ēgregiīs
vocative ēgregie ēgregia ēgregium ēgregiī ēgregiae ēgregia

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References[edit]

  • egregius in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • egregius in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • egregius” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to expend great labour on a thing: egregiam operam (multum, plus etc. operae) dare alicui rei
    • a promising youth: adulescens bonae (egregiae) spei
    • to have the good of the state at heart: omnia de re publica praeclara atque egregia sentire