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From Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, a place for viewing), from θεάομαι (theáomai, to see, to watch, to observe).



theātrum n (genitive theātrī); second declension

  1. A theatre or theater, playhouse; stage.


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative theātrum theātra
genitive theātrī theātrōrum
dative theātrō theātrīs
accusative theātrum theātra
ablative theātrō theātrīs
vocative theātrum theātra

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