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From Ancient Greek ἀμφιθέᾱτρον (amphithéātron), from ἀμφί (amphí, on both sides) + θέᾱτρον (théātron, theatre).


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amphitheātrum n (genitive amphitheātrī); second declension

  1. an amphitheatre, amphitheater


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative amphitheātrum amphitheātra
genitive amphitheātrī amphitheātrōrum
dative amphitheātrō amphitheātrīs
accusative amphitheātrum amphitheātra
ablative amphitheātrō amphitheātrīs
vocative amphitheātrum amphitheātra


  • amphitheatrum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • amphitheatrum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • amphitheatrum” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • amphitheatrum in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • amphitheatrum in Samuel Ball Platner (1929), Thomas Ashby, editor, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, London: Oxford University Press
  • amphitheatrum in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin