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A library atrium.

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ātrium (entry hall), from Etruscan.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.tɹi.əm/
  • Hyphenation: a‧tri‧um

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) A cavity, entrance, or passage.
    an atrium of the infundibula of the lungs
  4. (biology) 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)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of atrium (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative atrium atriumit
genitive atriumin atriumien
partitive atriumia atriumeja
illative atriumiin atriumeihin
singular plural
nominative atrium atriumit
accusative nom. atrium atriumit
gen. atriumin
genitive atriumin atriumien
partitive atriumia atriumeja
inessive atriumissa atriumeissa
elative atriumista atriumeista
illative atriumiin atriumeihin
adessive atriumilla atriumeilla
ablative atriumilta atriumeilta
allative atriumille atriumeille
essive atriumina atriumeina
translative atriumiksi atriumeiksi
instructive atriumein
abessive atriumitta atriumeitta
comitative atriumeineen

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ātrium. Doublet of aître.

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atrium m (plural atriums)

  1. atrium

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to āter, or 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

DeclensionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ātrium ātria
genitive ātriī
ātrī1
ātriōrum
dative ātriō ātriīs
accusative ātrium ātria
ablative ātriō ātriīs
vocative ātrium ātria

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • ātrĭum in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • atrium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “atrium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • ātrĭum” on page 182/3 of Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • atrium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • atrium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • ātrium” on page 199 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “atrium”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus (in Latin), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 67