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From familia (household) +‎ -āris.



familiāris (neuter familiāre); third declension

  1. of or pertaining to servants
  2. of or pertaining to a household or family
  3. familiar, intimate, friendly
  4. of or belonging to one's own self, country, etc.
  5. customary, habitual
  6. fitting, appropriate


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative familiāris familiāre familiārēs familiāria
genitive familiāris familiārium
dative familiārī familiāribus
accusative familiārem familiāre familiārēs, familiārīs familiāria
ablative familiārī familiāribus
vocative familiāris familiāre familiārēs familiāria

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familiāris m (genitive familiāris); third declension

  1. a servant, domestic
  2. a friend, familiar acquaintance


Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative familiāris familiārēs
genitive familiāris familiārium
dative familiārī familiāribus
accusative familiārem familiārēs
ablative familiāre familiāribus
vocative familiāris familiārēs


  • familiaris in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • familiaris in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • familiaris in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the ordinary usage of language, everyday speech: sermo familiaris et cotidianus
    • to keep house: rem domesticam, familiarem administrare, regere, curare
    • to manage one's affairs, household, property well or ill: rem familiarem tueri
    • to neglect, mismanage one's household matters: rem familiarem neglegere
    • to squander all one's property: dissipare rem familiarem (suam)