ostium

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NounEdit

ostium ‎(plural ostia)

  1. A small opening or orifice, as in a body organ or passage.
  2. Any of the small openings or pores in a sponge.

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EtymologyEdit

Cognate with ōs ‎(mouth).

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NounEdit

ōstium n ‎(genitive ōstiī); second declension

  1. door
  2. entrance
  3. estuary

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative ōstium ōstia
genitive ōstiī ōstiōrum
dative ōstiō ōstiīs
accusative ōstium ōstia
ablative ōstiō ōstiīs
vocative ōstium ōstia

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ReferencesEdit

  • ostium” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • ostium” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to knock at the door: ostium, fores pulsare
    • to open, shut the door: ostium, fores aperire, claudere
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