retiarius

[ree-shee-air-ee-uh s]
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noun, plural re·ti·ar·i·i [ree-shee-air-ee-ahy, -air-ee-ee] /ˌri ʃiˈɛər iˌaɪ, -ˈɛər iˌi/. Roman History.

a gladiator equipped with a net for casting over his opponent.

Nearby words

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  2. rethondes,
  3. rethought,
  4. retia,
  5. retial,
  6. retiary,
  7. reticence,
  8. reticent,
  9. reticently,
  10. reticle

Origin of retiarius

1640–50; < Latin, equivalent to rēt- (stem of rēte net) + -i- -i- + -ārius -arius

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British Dictionary definitions for retiarius

retiarius

noun plural -arii (-ˈɛərɪˌaɪ)

(in ancient Rome) a gladiator armed with a net and trident

Word Origin for retiarius

Latin, from rēte net

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