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Derived from Rōma (Rome) +‎ -ānus (-an, adjectival derivational suffix).


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /roːˈmaː.nus/, [roːˈmaː.nʊs]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /roˈma.nus/, [roˈmaː.nus]
  • (file)


rōmānus (feminine rōmāna, neuter rōmānum); first/second declension

  1. Roman
    Senatus Populusque Romanus
    The Roman Senate and People
    Majestas populi romani revixit.
    The majesty of the Roman people is restored.
    Civis romanus sum.
    I am a Roman citizen.


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative rōmānus rōmāna rōmānum rōmānī rōmānae rōmāna
Genitive rōmānī rōmānae rōmānī rōmānōrum rōmānārum rōmānōrum
Dative rōmānō rōmānō rōmānīs
Accusative rōmānum rōmānam rōmānum rōmānōs rōmānās rōmāna
Ablative rōmānō rōmānā rōmānō rōmānīs
Vocative rōmāne rōmāna rōmānum rōmānī rōmānae rōmāna

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rōmānus m (genitive rōmānī); second declension

  1. a Roman


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rōmānus rōmānī
Genitive rōmānī rōmānōrum
Dative rōmānō rōmānīs
Accusative rōmānum rōmānōs
Ablative rōmānō rōmānīs
Vocative rōmāne rōmānī



  • romanus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • romanus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • for a Roman he is decidedly well educated: sunt in illo, ut in homine Romano, multae litterae (De Sen. 4. 12)
    • examples taken from Roman (Greek) history: exempla a rerum Romanarum (Graecarum) memoria petita
    • Roman history (i.e. the events in it): res Romanae
    • Roman history (i.e. the events in it): res gestae Romanorum
    • Roman history (i.e. the exposition, representation of it by writers): historia Romana or rerum Romanarum historia
    • Roman history (as tradition): memoria rerum Romanarum
    • to write a history of Rome: res populi Romani perscribere
    • to be well versed in Roman history: memoriam rerum gestarum (rerum Romanarum) tenere
    • to transplant to Rome one of the branches of poesy: poesis genus ad Romanos transferre
    • to be on friendly terms with the Roman people: in amicitia populi Romani esse (Liv. 22. 37)
    • Asia was made subject to Rome: Asia populi Romani facta est
  • romanus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray