hostia

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See also: hóstia

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰostiyo-, from *ǵʰes- (hand).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hostia f (genitive hostiae); first declension

  1. sacrifice, offering
  2. victim

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative hostia hostiae
genitive hostiae hostiārum
dative hostiae hostiīs
accusative hostiam hostiās
ablative hostiā hostiīs
vocative hostia hostiae

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • hostia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • hostia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hostia in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • hostia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to slaughter victims: victimas (oxen), hostias (smaller animals, especially sheep) immolare, securi ferire, caedere, mactare
  • hostia in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hostia in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hostia (victim, sacrifice).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hostia f

  1. host; communion wafer

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • hostia in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin hostia (victim, sacrifice).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈostja/, [ˈost̪ja]

Noun[edit]

hostia f (plural hostias)

  1. communion, communion wafer, wafer, host (religious token)
  1. (vulgar, Spain) a punch or a slap

Interjection[edit]

¡hostia!

  1. (vulgar) jeez (expression of surprise)

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