thesaurus

For the Wiktionary thesaurus, see Wiktionary:Wikisaurus
See also: Thesaurus and thésaurus

EnglishEdit

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

16th century, from Latin thēsaurus, from Ancient Greek θησαυρός (thēsauros, storehouse, treasure); its current English usage/meaning was established soon after the publication of Peter Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases in 1852

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

thesaurus (plural thesauri or thesauruses)

  1. A publication, usually in the form of a book, that provides synonyms (and sometimes antonyms) for the words of a given language.
    "Roget" is the leading brand name for a print English thesaurus that lists words under general concepts rather than just close synonyms.
  2. (archaic) A dictionary or encyclopedia.
  3. (information science) A hierarchy of subject headings—canonic titles of themes and topics, the titles serving as search keys.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • thensaurus

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek θησαυρός (thēsauros, storehouse, treasure).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

thēsaurus m (genitive thēsaurī); second declension

  1. treasure, hoard
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Daniel 1:2
      [] et vasa intulit in domum thesauri dei sui
      " [] and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god."
  2. a dear friend, loved one
  3. a vault for treasure
  4. chest, strongbox
  5. repository, collection

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative thēsaurus thēsaurī
genitive thēsaurī thēsaurōrum
dative thēsaurō thēsaurīs
accusative thēsaurum thēsaurōs
ablative thēsaurō thēsaurīs
vocative thēsaure thēsaurī

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 03:22