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Present active participle of errō


errāns m, f, n (genitive errantis); third declension

  1. straying
  2. wandering
    stēlla errāns — wandering star (i.e. planet)


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative errāns errantēs errantia
genitive errantis errantium
dative errantī errantibus
accusative errantem errāns errantēs, errantīs errantia
ablative errante, errantī1 errantibus
vocative errāns errantēs errantia

1When used purely as an adjective.


  • errans in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • errans in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the planets: stellae errantes, vagae
    • to direct a person who has lost his way: erranti viam monstrare