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Pompeius Festus linked it in De Verborum with far (HORREUM: antiqui dicebant farreum a farre), yet there is no documental evidence of that outside his work.

Modern etymologists link it to Latin hordeum (barley) and, thus, to Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰrzdeyom (bristly).


horreum n (genitive horreī); second declension

  1. storehouse
  2. barn, granary


Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative horreum horrea
Genitive horreī horreōrum
Dative horreō horreīs
Accusative horreum horrea
Ablative horreō horreīs
Vocative horreum horrea


  • Ancient Greek: ὡρεῖον (hōreîon)
  • Asturian: horriu, horru, orru
  • Catalan: orri
  • French: salorge


  • horreum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • horreum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • horreum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • horreum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • horreum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • horreum in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • horreum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin