custos

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custos (plural custodes)

  1. (obsolete) A warden.
    • c. 1530, John Rastell, The Pastyme of People: The Cronycles of Dyuers Realmys, London,[1]
      [] they were commytted to prison & put out of theyr offyces & the Constable of the Towre made custos of the citye.
    • 1803, Robert Charles Dallas, The History of the Maroons, London: Longman and Rees, Volume 1, Letter 5, p. 148,[2]
      Mr. Tharp, the Custos of the parish, and several other gentlement, accompanied the corps.

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewdʰ- (to cover, wrap, encase), from *(s)kew- (to cover, hide). Cognate with Ancient Greek κεύθω (keúthō, to conceal), Old English hȳdan (to hide, conceal, preserve) (English hide).

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cūstōs m (genitive cūstōdis); third declension

  1. A guard, protector
  2. A guardian, tutor
  3. A jailer
  4. A keeper, custodian

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cūstōs custōdēs
Genitive custōdis custōdum
Dative custōdī custōdibus
Accusative custōdem custōdēs
Ablative custōde custōdibus
Vocative cūstōs custōdēs

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Noun[edit]

custos

  1. plural of custo