ostium

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English[edit]

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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Etymology[edit]

Cognate with ōs ‎(mouth).

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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 & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • ostium” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (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