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See also: Aries, àries, and Áries




  1. feminine plural of ariu


Alternative forms[edit]


From Proto-Indo-European *h₁r-i-(e)t- (certain domestic animal). Cognate with Old Irish heirp (kid), erb, Ancient Greek ἔριφος (ériphos).



ariēs m (genitive arietis); third declension

  1. ram, the male sheep
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 4.101–102:
      cum mare trux ariēs cornū dēcertat; at īdem
      frontem dīlēctae laedere parcit ovis.
      With [another] male, the fierce ram fights it out with his horn, but the same
      [ram] is careful to spare the forehead of a beloved ewe.
  2. battering ram
  3. beam, prop


Third-declension noun.

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

Coordinate terms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


  • Aromanian: areati
  • Champenois: aroi
  • Corsican: arghjetu
  • Franco-Provençal: arêt
  • Ligurian: ajou (Genoan)
  • Romanian: arete
  • Catalan: ariet
  • English: Aries
  • Italian: ariete
  • Portuguese: aríete
  • Spanish: ariete

See also[edit]


  • 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, →ISBN, page 54