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See also: Aries, àries, and Áries



From Proto-Indo-European *h₁r-i-(e)t- (certain domestic animal). Cognate with Old Irish heirp (kid), erb, Ancient Greek ἔριφος (ériphos) and perhaps Old Armenian արոջ (aroǰ, lamb) and երինջ (erinǰ).



ariēs m (genitive arietis); third declension

  1. ram
  2. battering ram
  3. beam, prop


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ariēs arietēs
Genitive arietis arietum
Dative arietī arietibus
Accusative arietem arietēs
Ablative ariete arietibus
Vocative ariēs arietēs

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  • aries in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aries in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aries in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the battering-ram strikes the wall: aries murum attingit, percutit
  • aries in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aries in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 54