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EtymologyEdit

From Latin sextārius (sixth part), from sextus (sixth) +‎ -ārius.

NounEdit

sextarius (plural sextarii)

  1. (historical) A Roman measure of capacity, one sixth of a congius, about 546 ml or approximately one pint.

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EtymologyEdit

From sextus (sixth) +‎ -ārius.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sextārius m (genitive sextāriī or sextārī); second declension

  1. sextarius, the sixth part (of a measure, weight, etc.; in particular —)
    1. the sixth part of a congius (a liquid measure)
    2. the sixteenth part of a modius (a dry measure)

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sextārius sextāriī
Genitive sextāriī
sextārī1
sextāriōrum
Dative sextāriō sextāriīs
Accusative sextārium sextāriōs
Ablative sextāriō sextāriīs
Vocative sextārie sextāriī

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

DescendantsEdit

  • Italian: sestaio, staio

ReferencesEdit

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