ostiarius

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Etymology[edit]

Latin ostiārius

Noun[edit]

ostiarius (plural ostiarii)

  1. (historical) ostiary; doorman; porter

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ostium (door).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ostiārius (feminine ostiāria, neuter ostiārium); first/second-declension adjective

  1. of or pertaining to a door

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ostiārius ostiāria ostiārium ostiāriī ostiāriae ostiāria
Genitive ostiāriī ostiāriae ostiāriī ostiāriōrum ostiāriārum ostiāriōrum
Dative ostiāriō ostiāriō ostiāriīs
Accusative ostiārium ostiāriam ostiārium ostiāriōs ostiāriās ostiāria
Ablative ostiāriō ostiāriā ostiāriō ostiāriīs
Vocative ostiārie ostiāria ostiārium ostiāriī ostiāriae ostiāria

Noun[edit]

ostiārius m (genitive ostiāriī or ostiārī); second declension

  1. porter, doorman

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ostiārius ostiāriī
Genitive ostiāriī
ostiārī1
ostiāriōrum
Dative ostiāriō ostiāriīs
Accusative ostiārium ostiāriōs
Ablative ostiāriō ostiāriīs
Vocative ostiārie ostiāriī

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

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Aragonese: ostiero
  • English: ostiary
  • French: ostiaire
  • Galician: ucheira

References[edit]

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