aquarium

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See also: Aquarium and aquàrium

English[edit]

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A public aquarium.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin aquārium, neuter of aquārius (of or pertaining to water), from aqua +‎ -arium. Doublet of ewer; see also Aquarius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aquarium (plural aquaria or aquariums)

  1. A tank, often made of glass, for keeping live fish or other aquatic animals.
  2. A public place where live fish and other aquatic animals are exhibited.

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Usage notes[edit]

The plural aquaria is generally considered more formal than aquariums,

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: aqua‧ri‧um

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aqua 'water' +‎ -arium

Noun[edit]

aquarium n (plural aquaria or aquariums, diminutive aquariumpje n)

  1. aquarium

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin aquārium. Doublet of évier.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aquarium m (plural aquariums)

  1. aquarium
  2. (slang) a clambake (an instance of smoking in an enclosed space)

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aquārium

  1. nominative neuter singular of aquārius

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “aquarium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre