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See also: Arius and Aríus



Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European relational adjectival suffix *-yós (belonging to)


-ārius (feminine -āria, neuter -ārium); first/second-declension suffix

  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns or numerals.
    camera (vault, arch) + ‎-ārius → ‎camerārius (climbing, creeping)
    ordō (line, row) + ‎-ārius → ‎ordinārius (ordinary, of the rank and file)
    quaternī (four at a time, by fours) + ‎-ārius → ‎quaternārius (quaternary)

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative -ārius -āria -ārium -āriī -āriae -āria
Genitive -āriī -āriae -āriī -āriōrum -āriārum -āriōrum
Dative -āriō -āriō -āriīs
Accusative -ārium -āriam -ārium -āriōs -āriās -āria
Ablative -āriō -āriā -āriō -āriīs
Vocative -ārie -āria -ārium -āriī -āriae -āria
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Usage notes[edit]

The nominative neuter form -arium, when appended to nouns, forms derivative nouns denoting a "place where things are kept".

Etymology 2[edit]


-ārius m (genitive -āriī or -ārī); second declension

  1. (masculine only) -er; Used to form nouns denoting an agent of use, such as a dealer or artisan, from other nouns.
    argentārius (banker), from argentum (silver)
    aviculārius (bird keeper), from avicula (little bird)
    rētiārius (net fighter), from rēte (net)

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative -ārius -āriī
Genitive -āriī
Dative -āriō -āriīs
Accusative -ārium -āriōs
Ablative -āriō -āriīs
Vocative -ārie -āriī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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