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Likely from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrekʷ- (to stuff), cognate with fraxō (I patrol) [1]. Alternatively, possibly associated with farciō (I cram, stuff), Ancient Greek φράσσω (phrássō, I fence in, block), and Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (high), compare English berg[2].



frequēns (genitive frequentis); third declension

  1. crowded, crammed
  2. frequent, repeated


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative frequēns frequentēs frequentia
genitive frequentis frequentium
dative frequentī frequentibus
accusative frequentem frequēns frequentēs frequentia
ablative frequentī frequentibus
vocative frequēns frequentēs frequentia

Derived terms[edit]



  • frequens in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • frequens in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • frequens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to issue a proclamation calling on the senators to assemble in full force: edicere, ut senatus frequens adsit (Fam. 11. 6. 2)
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 110
  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan, Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Brill, 2008, p. 242
  2. ^ idem, p. 202