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]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /seː.kreːˈtaː.ri.us/, [seː.kreːˈtaː.ri.ʊs]

Noun[edit]

sēcrētārius m ‎(genitive sēcrētāriī); 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.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sēcrētārius sēcrētāriī
genitive sēcrētāriī
sēcrētārī1
sēcrētāriōrum
dative sēcrētāriō sēcrētāriīs
accusative sēcrētārium sēcrētāriōs
ablative sēcrētāriō sēcrētāriīs
vocative sēcrētārī sēcrētāriī

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

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References[edit]

  • secretarius” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • secretarius” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • secretarius (subst.)” on page 950/2 of Jan Frederik Niermeyer’s Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (1976)