secretarius

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[11th C. onward] From sēcrētus (confided only to a few”, “secret”, “hidden”; “secluded”, “deserted) +‎ -ārius (suffix forming agent nouns).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sēcrētārius m (genitive sēcrētāriī or sēcrētārī); second declension (Medieval Latin)

  1. a privy councillor
  2. a confidential clerk, scribe, or secretary
  3. an officer charged with forestry duties, a forest official
  4. a sacrist or sexton, a sacristan

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sēcrētārius sēcrētāriī
Genitive sēcrētāriī
sēcrētārī1
sēcrētāriōrum
Dative sēcrētāriō sēcrētāriīs
Accusative sēcrētārium sēcrētāriōs
Ablative sēcrētāriō sēcrētāriīs
Vocative sēcrētārie sēcrētāriī

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

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References[edit]

  • secretarius in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • secretarius in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • secretarius in Ramminger, Johann, Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016, retrieved 16 July 2016
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik, “secretarius (subst.)”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, Leiden, Boston: Brill, 1976, page 950/2