ostiarius

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ōstiārius.

Noun[edit]

ostiarius (plural ostiarii)

  1. (historical) ostiary; doorman; porter

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ōstium (door) +‎ -ārius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ōstiārius (feminine ōstiāria, neuter ōstiārium); 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 ōstiārius ōstiāria ōstiārium ōstiāriī ōstiāriae ōstiāria
Genitive ōstiāriī ōstiāriae ōstiāriī ōstiāriōrum ōstiāriārum ōstiāriōrum
Dative ōstiāriō ōstiāriō ōstiāriīs
Accusative ōstiārium ōstiāriam ōstiārium ōstiāriōs ōstiāriās ōstiāria
Ablative ōstiāriō ōstiāriā ōstiāriō ōstiāriīs
Vocative ōstiārie ōstiāria ōstiārium ōstiāriī ōstiāriae ōstiāria

Noun[edit]

ōstiārius m (genitive ōstiāriī or ōstiārī); 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).

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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 with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 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