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Possibly from Etruscan.



histriō m (genitive histriōnis); third declension

  1. An actor, player.


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative histriō histriōnēs
Genitive histriōnis histriōnum
Dative histriōnī histriōnibus
Accusative histriōnem histriōnēs
Ablative histriōne histriōnibus
Vocative histriō histriōnēs

Derived terms[edit]


  • English: histrion
  • French: histrion
  • Italian: istrione
  • Portuguese: histrião
  • Spanish: histrión


  • histrio”, in Charlton T. Lewis and 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 Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (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