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From terra (earth; Earth; land) +‎ -estris.



terrestris (neuter terrestre); third declension

  1. Of or pertaining to the earth or land; terrestrial, earthly.


Third declension, nominative masculine singular in -er, nominative neuter singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative terrester terrestris terrestre terrestrēs terrestria
genitive terrestris terrestrium
dative terrestrī terrestribus
accusative terrestrem terrestre terrestrēs terrestria
ablative terrestrī terrestribus
vocative terrester terrestris terrestre terrestrēs terrestria

Related terms[edit]



  • terrestris in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • terrestris in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • terrestris in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • terrestris in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • travel by land, on foot: iter terrestre, pedestre
    • geographical knowledge: regionum terrestrium aut maritimarum scientia