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254. Many fixed forms of the Nominal Adjective suffixes men tioned in the preceding sections, make Nouns more or less regularly used in particular senses:—

    -ārius, person employed about anything:—
    1. argent-ārius , M., silversmith, broker, from argentum, silver.
    2. Corinthi-ārius, M., worker in Corinthian bronze (sarcastic nickname of Augustus), from ( aes ) Corinthium, Corinthian bronze.
    3. centōn-ārius, M., ragman, from centō, patchwork.
    -āria, thing connected with something:—
    1. argent-āria, F., bank, from argentum, silver.
    2. arēn-āriae, F. plural, sandpits, from arēna, sand.
    3. Asin-āria, F., name of a play, from asinus, ass. 1
    -ārium, place of a thing (with a few of more general meaning):—
    1. aer-ārium, N., treasury, from aes, copper.
    2. tepid-ārium, N., warm bath, from tepidus, warm.
    3. sūd-ārium, N., a towel, cf. sūdō , -āre, sweat.
    4. sal-ārium, N., salt money, salary, from sāl, salt.
    5. calendārium, N., a note-book, from calendae, calends.
    -tōria (-sōria):—
    1. Agitā-tōria, F., a play of Plautus, The Carter, from agitātor.
    2. vor-sōria, F., a tack (nautical), from vorsus, a turn.
    -tōrium (-sōrium), place of action (with a few of more general meaning):
    1. dēvor-sōrium, N., an inn, as from dēvortō, turn aside.
    2. audī-tōrium, N., a lecture-room, as from audiō, hear.
    3. ten-tōrium, N., a tent, as from tendō, stretch.
    4. tēc-tōrium, N., plaster, as from tegō , tēctus, cover.
    5. por-tōrium, N., toll, cf. portō, carry, and portus, harbor.
    -īle, animal-stall:
    1. bov-īle, N., cattle-stall, from bōs , bŏvis, ox, cow.
    2. ov-īle, N., sheepfold, from ovis , stem ovi-, sheep.
    -al for -āle, thing connected with the primitive:—
    1. capit-al, N., headdress, capital crime, from caput, head.
    2. penetr-āle (especially in plural), N., inner apartment, cf. penetrō, enter.
    3. Sāturn-ālia, N. plural (the regular form for names of festivals), feast of Sat urn, from Sāturnus .
    -ētum, N. (cf. -ātus, -ūtus, see § 246. N.), -tum, place of a thing, especially with names of trees and plants to designate where these grow:
    1. querc-ētum, N., oak grove, from quercus, oak.
    2. olīv-ētum, N., olive grove, from olīva, an olive tree.
    3. salic-tum, N., a willow thicket, from salix, a willow tree.
    4. Argil-ētum, N., The Clay Pit, from argilla, clay.
    -cus (sometimes with insertedi, -icus), -īcus, in any one of the genders, with various meanings:—
    1. vīli-cus, M., a steward, vīli-ca, F., a stewardess, from vīlla, farm-house.
    2. fabr-ica, F., a workshop, from faber, workman.
    3. am-īcus , M., am-īca, F., friend, cf. amāre, to love.
    4. būbul-cus, M., ox-tender, frombūb-ulus, diminutive, cf. bōs, ox.
    5. cant-icum, N., song, from cantus, act of singing.
    6. rubr-īca, F., red paint, from ruber, red.
    -eus, -ea, -eum, with various meanings:—
    1. alv-eus, M., a trough, from alvus, the belly.
    2. capr-ea, F., a wild she-goat, from caper, he-goat.
    3. flamm-eum, N., a bridal veil, from flamma, flame, from its color.
    -ter (stem tri-), -aster, -ester:—
    1. eques-ter, M., knight, for †equet-ter.
    2. sequ-ester, M., a stake-holder, from derivative of sequor, follow.
    3. ole-aster, M., wild olive, from olea, an olive tree.


1 Probably an adjective with fābula, play, understood.

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