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Possibly from Etruscan.



histriō m ‎(genitive histriōnis); third declension

  1. An actor, player.


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative histriō histriōnēs
genitive histriōnis histriōnum
dative histriōnī histriōnibus
accusative histriōnem histriōnēs
ablative histriōne histriōnibus
vocative histriō histriōnēs



  • histrio in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • histrio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • histrio” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a theatrical company: familia, grex, caterva histrionum
    • to hiss an actor off the stage: histrionem exsibilare, explodere, eicere, exigere
    • to interrupt an actor by hooting him: histrioni acclamare
  • histrio in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • histrio in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin