atrium

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A library atrium.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ātrium (entry hall), from Etruscan.

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atrium (plural atria or atriums)

  1. (architecture) A central room or space in ancient Roman homes, open to the sky in the middle; a similar space in other buildings.
  2. (architecture) A square hall lit by daylight from above, into which rooms open at one or more levels.
  3. (anatomy) A cavity, entrance, or passage.
    an atrium of the infundibula of the lungs
  4. (biology) Any enclosed sexine and nexine layers, widening toward the interior of the grain.
    • 1965, Janet Kircher Warter, Palynology of a Lignite of Lower Eocene (Wilcox) Age from Kemper County[1], page 52:
      Nexine 0.5μ thick, separating from the sexine about 5μ from the pore and forming a deep, well-defined atrium.

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atrium

  1. atrium (central room in Roman homes)
  2. atrium (square hall lit from above)

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Etymology[edit]

From Etruscan.
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ātrium n (genitive ātriī); second declension

  1. a welcoming room in a Roman villa; reception hall
  2. a hall, court in a temple

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Second declension, nominative singular in -ium.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ātrium ātria
genitive ātriī,
ātrī1
ātriōrum
dative ātriō ātriīs
accusative ātrium ātria
ablative ātriō ātriīs
vocative ātrium ātria

1In earlier Latin.

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  • ātrĭum” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • ātrĭum” on page 182/3 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français (1934)
  • ātrium” on page 199 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • atrium” on page 67 of Jan Frederik Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (1976)