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From Proto-Indo-European *(s)teg- (to cover with a roof), *teg-. Compare Latin tegō, Ancient Greek τέγος (tégos, roof), Old Norse þekja (to cover), Old English þeccean (thatch), Dutch dekken, German decken (to cover, put under roof), Old Irish tech (house), Welsh (house).



tugurium n (genitive tuguriī); second declension

  1. A hut, cottage, shack; any primitive dwelling.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tugurium tuguria
genitive tuguriī tuguriōrum
dative tuguriō tuguriīs
accusative tugurium tuguria
ablative tuguriō tuguriīs
vocative tugurium tuguria

Derived terms[edit]



  • tugurium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tugurium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “tugurium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • tugurium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • tugurium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tugurium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin