velarium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin velarium.

Noun[edit]

velarium (plural velaria)

  1. (zoology) The marginal membrane of certain medusae belonging to the Discophora.
  2. (historical) An awning that stretched over the seating area of the Colosseum in Ancient Rome.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for velarium in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vēlum (sail, curtain, awning) +‎ -ārium (place for).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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vēlārium n (genitive vēlāriī); second declension

  1. awning
  2. covering (over a theatre)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vēlārium vēlāria
genitive vēlāriī vēlāriōrum
dative vēlāriō vēlāriīs
accusative vēlārium vēlāria
ablative vēlāriō vēlāriīs
vocative vēlārium vēlāria

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • velarium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • velarium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “velarium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • velarium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • velarium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers