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Alternative forms[edit]


per- (throughout) +‎ annus ([the] year)



perennis (neuter perenne); third declension

  1. perennial
  2. continual, everlasting, perpetual


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative perennis perenne perennēs perennia
genitive perennis perennium
dative perennī perennibus
accusative perennem perenne perennēs perennia
ablative perennī perennibus
vocative perennis perenne perennēs perennia

Derived terms[edit]


  • perennis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • perennis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • perennis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a perpetual spring: aqua iugis, perennis
  • perennis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • perennis in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray