Quirites

[ kwi-rahy-teez, -ree- ]
/ kwɪˈraɪ tiz, -ˈri- /
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plural noun

the citizens of ancient Rome considered in their civil capacity.

Origin of Quirites

< Latin Quirītēs, plural of Quirīs, associated, perhaps by folk etymology, with Cures, a Sabine town

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Quirites

/ (kwɪˈraɪtiːz) /

pl n

the citizens of ancient Rome

Word Origin for Quirites

from Latin: inhabitants of Cures, later applied generally to Roman citizens

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