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Headword: *)ostia/rios
Adler number: omicron,711
Translated headword: ostiarius
Vetting Status: high
A kind of rank.[1]
But I think [the word should be spelled] w)stia/rios with an omega; from [the verb] w)qei=n ["to thrust"].[2]
Greek Original:
*)ostia/rios: ei)=dos a)ciw/matos. oi)=mai de\ dia\ tou= w mega/lou w)stia/rios: para\ to\ w)qei=n.
See also omicron 712, omega 246.
[1] Doorkeeper; and in the Christian church (as the entry probably has in mind) sexton. See Lewis & Short s.v.
[2] The word is Latin, from ostium "door," not derived from Greek w)qei=n.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 September 2005@10:27:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 4 September 2005@19:50:41.
David Whitehead (supplemented translation) on 5 September 2005@03:23:05.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 30 July 2013@04:01:39.
Catharine Roth (added a note) on 15 February 2021@18:21:36.
Catharine Roth on 15 February 2021@18:31:34.


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