collyrium

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin collȳrium, from Ancient Greek κολλύριον ‎(kollúrion, poultice).

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Noun[edit]

collyrium ‎(plural collyria or collyriums)

  1. A lotion or liquid wash used as a cleanser for the eyes; an eye-salve.
  2. Loosely, any product applied to or around the eyes; kohl.
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 44
      [] there were rings of collyrium about her eyes.

Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

collȳrium n ‎(genitive collȳriī); second declension

  1. eye-salve
  2. pessary, suppository

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative collȳrium collȳria
genitive collȳriī collȳriōrum
dative collȳriō collȳriīs
accusative collȳrium collȳria
ablative collȳriō collȳriīs
vocative collȳrium collȳria