Meaning of -ARIUM in English


a suffix occurring in loanwords from Latin, which often denote a location or receptacle ( armarium; caldarium; solarium; vivarium ). It has limited productivity in English, esp. in words denoting an artificial environment for plants or animals, on the model of vivarium or herbarium: aquarium; insectarium; terrarium. Cf. -ary .

[ -arium; see -ARY ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .