vivarium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vīvārium.

Noun[edit]

vivarium (plural vivariums or vivaria)

  1. A place artificially arranged for keeping or raising living animals.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vīvārium. Doublet of vivier.

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Noun[edit]

vivarium m (plural vivariums)

  1. vivarium

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vīvus (living thing) +‎ -ārium (place for).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /wiːˈwaː.ri.um/, [wiːˈwaː.ri.ʊ̃ˑ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /viˈva.ri.um/, [viˈvaː.ri.um]
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Noun[edit]

vīvārium n (genitive vīvāriī or vīvārī); second declension

  1. park, preserve, enclosure

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vīvārium vīvāria
Genitive vīvāriī
vīvārī1
vīvāriōrum
Dative vīvāriō vīvāriīs
Accusative vīvārium vīvāria
Ablative vīvāriō vīvāriīs
Vocative vīvārium vīvāria

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

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References[edit]

  • vivarium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vivarium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vivarium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • vivarium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vivarium in Samuel Ball Platner (1929), Thomas Ashby, editor, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, London: Oxford University Press