atrium

EnglishEdit

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A library atrium.

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ātrium (entry hall), from Etruscan.

NounEdit

atrium (plural atria or atriums)

  1. (architecture) A central room or space in ancient Roman homes, open to the sky in the middle; a similar space in other buildings.
  2. (architecture) A square hall lit by daylight from above, into which rooms open at one or more levels.
  3. (anatomy) Any enclosed sexine and nexine layers, widening toward the interior of the grain.
    • 1965, Janet Kircher Warter, Palynology of a Lignite of Lower Eocene (Wilcox) Age from Kemper County[1], page 52:
      Nexine 0.5μ thick, separating from the sexine about 5μ from the pore and forming a deep, well-defined atrium.

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NounEdit

atrium

  1. atrium (central room in Roman homes)
  2. atrium (square hall lit from above)

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  • (square hall): valopiha

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Etruscan.

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NounEdit

ātrium n (genitive ātriī); second declension

  1. a welcoming room in a Roman villa; reception hall
  2. a hall, court in a temple

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ātrium ātria
genitive ātriī ātriōrum
dative ātriō ātriīs
accusative ātrium ātria
ablative ātriō ātriīs
vocative ātrium ātria

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Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 10:54