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From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰortós. Cognate with Oscan húrz, Ancient Greek χόρτος (khórtos), Old English ġeard. More at yard.



hortus m (genitive hortī); second declension

  1. garden (in a Roman villa)


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative hortus hortī
genitive hortī hortōrum
dative hortō hortīs
accusative hortum hortōs
ablative hortō hortīs
vocative horte hortī

Related terms[edit]



  • hortus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • hortus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “hortus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • hortus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to bring a stream of water through the garden: aquam ducere per hortum
  • hortus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hortus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin