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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin acroāma.

NounEdit

acroama ‎(plural acroamata)

  1. rhetorical declamation
  2. esoteric teaching that was not to be written down

ReferencesEdit

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀκρόαμα ‎(akróama, something heard).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

acroāma n ‎(genitive acroāmatis); third declension

  1. Anything heard, especially anything heard for entertainment, such as a play or musical piece.
  2. performer, such as an actor or musician.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • acroama in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • acroama in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ACROAMA in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • acroama in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • acroama in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
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