Dictionary.com

aerarium

[ ee-rair-ee-uhm ]
/ iˈrɛər i əm /
Save This Word!

noun, plural ae·rar·i·a [ee-rair-ee-uh]. /iˈrɛər i ə/.
the state treasury in ancient Rome.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of aerarium

<Latin, equivalent to aer- (stem of aes bronze, money) + -ārium-ary
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use aerarium in a sentence

  • Deinde Scipioni Africano duo tribuni plebis diem dixerunt, quod praeda ex Antiocho capta aerarium fraudasset.

    Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond
  • We are reminded of the temple of Saturn in the Forum at Rome, the podium of which served as a treasury, aerarium.

  • In regard to one aspirant for office we are informed that 'he will be the watch-dog of the treasury'—hic aerarium conservabit.

  • Dr. Bull's aerarium is another device similar to a window tent.

FEEDBACK