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From ex ‎(out of) (form of ē) + grex ‎(herd).



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

  1. distinguished, excellent, eminent
  2. (of rank) illustrious, honorable


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

Derived terms[edit]



  • egregius” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • egregius” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (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