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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ōstium.

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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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with ōs (mouth).

PronunciationEdit

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 and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ostium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “ostium”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • ostium” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (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
  • ostium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ostium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin