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From liber (book) +‎ -ārius.



librārius (feminine librāria, neuter librārium); first/second declension

  1. Of or pertaining to books
  2. (substantive) A scribe, copyist, secretary
  3. (substantive) A bookcase


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative librārius librāria librārium librāriī librāriae librāria
genitive librāriī librāriae librāriī librāriōrum librāriārum librāriōrum
dative librāriō librāriō librāriīs
accusative librārium librāriam librārium librāriōs librāriās librāria
ablative librāriō librāriā librāriō librāriīs
vocative librārie librāria librārium librāriī librāriae librāria

Derived terms[edit]



  • librarius in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • librarius in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “librarius”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • librarius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • librarius in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers