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Nouns with Adjective Suffixes

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:—

  1. -ārius, person employed about anything:—

    argent-ārius, M., silversmith, broker, from argentum, silver.

    Corinthi-ārius, M., worker in Corinthian bronze (sarcastic nickname of Augustus), from (aes) Corinthium , Corinthian bronze.

    centōn-ārius, M., ragman, from centō, patchwork.

  2. -āria, thing connected with something:—

    argent-āria, F., bank, from argentum, silver.

    arēn-āriae, F., plural, sandpits, from arēna, sand.

    Asin-āria, F., name of a play, from asinus, ass.1

  3. -ārium, place of a thing (with a few of more general meaning):—

    aer-ārium, N., treasury, from aes, copper.

    tepid-ārium, N., warm bath, from tepidus, warm.

    sūd-ārium, N., a towel, cf. sūdō, -āre, sweat.

    sal-ārium, N., salt money, salary, from sāl, salt.

    calendārium, N., a note-book, from calendae, calends.

  4. -tōria (-sōria):—

    Agitā-tōria, F., a play of Plautus, The Carter, from agitātor.

    vor-sōria, F., a tack (nautical), from vorsus, a turn.

  5. -tōrium (-sōrium), place of action (with a few of more general meaning):

    dēvor-sōrium, N., an inn, as from dēvortō, turn aside.

    audī-tōrium, N., a lecture-room, as from audiō, hear.

    ten-tōrium, N., a tent, as from tendō, stretch.

    tēc-tōrium, N., plaster, as from tegō, tēctus, cover.

    por-tōrium, N., toll, cf. portō , carry, and portus, harbor.

  6. -īle, animal-stall:

    bov-īle, N., cattle-stall, from bōs, bŏvis, ox, cow.

    ov-īle, N., sheepfold, from ovis, stem ovi-, sheep.

  7. -al for -āle, thing connected with the primitive:—

    capit-al, N., headdress, capital crime, from caput , head.

    penetr-āle (especially in plural), N., inner apartment, cf. penetrō , enter.

    Sāturn-ālia, N. plural (the regular form for names of festivals), feast of Sat urn , from Sāturnus.

  8. -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:

    querc-ētum, N., oak grove, from quercus, oak.

    olīv-ētum, N., olive grove, from olīva, an olive tree.

    salic-tum, N., a willow thicket, from salix, a willow tree.

    Argil-ētum, N., The Clay Pit, from argilla, clay.

  9. -cus (sometimes with inserted i, -icus ), -īcus, in any one of the genders, with various meanings:—

    vīli-cus, M., a steward, vīli-ca, F., a stewardess, from vīlla, farm-house.

    fabr-ica, F., a workshop, from faber, workman.

    am-īcus, M., am-īca, F., friend, cf. amāre, to love.

    būbul-cus, M., ox-tender, from būb-ulus, diminutive, cf. bōs , ox.

    cant-icum, N., song, from cantus, act of singing.

    rubr-īca, F., red paint, from ruber, red.

  10. -eus, -ea, -eum, with various meanings:—

    alv-eus, M., a trough, from alvus, the belly.

    capr-ea, F., a wild she-goat, from caper, he-goat.

    flamm-eum, N., a bridal veil, from flamma, flame, from its color.

  11. -ter (stem tri- ), -aster , -ester :—

    eques-ter, M., knight, for †equet-ter .

    sequ-ester, M., a stake-holder, from derivative of sequor, follow.

    ole-aster, M., wild olive, from olea, an olive tree.

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Probably an adjective with fābula , play , understood.