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From pāgus (area outside of a city, countryside).



pāgānus (feminine pāgāna, neuter pāgānum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to the countryside, rural, rustic.
  2. (by extension) rustic, unlearned
  3. (in medieval Christian Latin) pagan, heathen


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative pāgānus pāgāna pāgānum pāgānī pāgānae pāgāna
Genitive pāgānī pāgānae pāgānī pāgānōrum pāgānārum pāgānōrum
Dative pāgānō pāgānō pāgānīs
Accusative pāgānum pāgānam pāgānum pāgānōs pāgānās pāgāna
Ablative pāgānō pāgānā pāgānō pāgānīs
Vocative pāgāne pāgāna pāgānum pāgānī pāgānae pāgāna

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pāgānus m (genitive pāgānī); second declension

  1. villager, countryman
  2. civilian
  3. (Ecclesiastical Latin) heathen, pagan


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pāgānus pāgānī
Genitive pāgānī pāgānōrum
Dative pāgānō pāgānīs
Accusative pāgānum pāgānōs
Ablative pāgānō pāgānīs
Vocative pāgāne pāgānī


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  • paganus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
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