ossuarium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ossuarium

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɒs.juˈɛəɹ.i.əm/

Noun[edit]

ossuarium (plural ossuariums or ossuaria)

  1. A charnel house; an ossuary.
    • 1774, Horace Walpole, Description of the Villa of Mr. Horace Walpole
      A semicircular ossuarium

References[edit]

ossuarium” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ossuārius (of or for bones), from ossua (bones) + -ārius, alternative form of os (bone).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ossuārium n (genitive ossuāriī or ossuārī); second declension

  1. A receptacle for the bones of the dead, charnel house, ossuary

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ossuārium ossuāria
Genitive ossuāriī
ossuārī1
ossuāriōrum
Dative ossuāriō ossuāriīs
Accusative ossuārium ossuāria
Ablative ossuāriō ossuāriīs
Vocative ossuārium ossuāria

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: ossuary
  • French: ossuaire
  • Portuguese: ossuário

References[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl
ossuarium

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ossuārium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔs.suˈa.rjum/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -arjum
  • Syllabification: os‧su‧a‧rium

Noun[edit]

ossuarium n

  1. ossuary

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • ossuarium in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • ossuarium in Polish dictionaries at PWN