ostium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin ōstium.

Noun[edit]

ostium (plural ostia)

  1. A small opening or orifice, as in a body organ or passage.
  2. Any of the small openings or pores in a sponge.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with ōs (mouth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ōstium n (genitive ōstiī); second declension

  1. door
  2. entrance
  3. estuary

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ōstium ōstia
genitive ōstiī ōstiōrum
dative ōstiō ōstiīs
accusative ōstium ōstia
ablative ōstiō ōstiīs
vocative ōstium ōstia

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References[edit]

  • ostium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ostium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “ostium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • ostium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to knock at the door: ostium, fores pulsare
    • to open, shut the door: ostium, fores aperire, claudere
  • ostium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ostium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin