secretarius

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sēcrētus (confided only to a few”, “secret”, “hidden”; “secluded”, “deserted) +‎ -ārius (suffix forming agent nouns)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /seː.kreːˈtaː.ri.us/, [seː.kreːˈtaː.rɪ.ʊs]

Noun[edit]

sēcrētārius m (genitive sēcrētāriī); second declension

(Medieval Latin) [11th C. onward]
  1. a privy councillor
  2. a confidential clerk, scribe, or secretary
  3. an officer charged with forestry duties, a forest official
  4. a sacrist or sexton, a sacristan

Declension[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -ius.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sēcrētārius sēcrētāriī
genitive sēcrētāriī,
sēcrētārī1
sēcrētāriōrum
dative sēcrētāriō sēcrētāriīs
accusative sēcrētārium sēcrētāriōs
ablative sēcrētāriō sēcrētāriīs
vocative sēcrētārī sēcrētāriī

1In earlier Latin.

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • “secretarius (subst.)” on page 950/2 of Jan Frederik Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (1976)