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From exter (outward, outside).



externus (feminine externa, neuter externum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. outward, external
  2. foreign, alien, exotic, strange


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative externus externa externum externī externae externa
Genitive externī externae externī externōrum externārum externōrum
Dative externō externō externīs
Accusative externum externam externum externōs externās externa
Ablative externō externā externō externīs
Vocative externe externa externum externī externae externa

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  • Catalan: extern
  • English: external
  • French: externe
  • Galician: externo
  • Italian: esterno


  • externus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • externus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • externus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • externus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the world of sense, the visible world: res externae
    • to be affected by some external impulse, by external impressions: pulsu externo, adventicio agitari
    • to despise earthly things: res externas or humanas despicere
    • to be acquainted with the history of one's own land: domestica (externa) nosse
    • to embrace a strange religion: religionem externam suscipere
    • a civil war: bellum intestinum, domesticum (opp. bellum externum)