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From tribus +‎ -nus.


tribūnus m (genitive tribūnī); second declension

  1. chief of a tribe
  2. commander, tribune


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tribūnus tribūnī
genitive tribūnī tribūnōrum
dative tribūnō tribūnīs
accusative tribūnum tribūnōs
ablative tribūnō tribūnīs
vocative tribūne tribūnī

Derived terms[edit]



  • tribunus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tribunus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tribunus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tribunus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the plebeian tribunes, whose persons are inviolable: tribuni plebis sacrosancti (Liv. 3. 19. 10)
    • to appeal to the plebeian tribunes against a praetor's decision: appellare tribunos plebis (in aliqua re a praetore) (Liv. 2. 55)
  • tribunus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tribunus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • tribunus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin