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Headword: Ὀστιάριος
Adler number: omicron,711
Translated headword: ostiarius
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A kind of rank.[1]
But I think [the word should be spelled] ὠστιάριος with an omega; from [the verb] ὠθεῖν ["to thrust"].
Greek Original:
Ὀστιάριος: εἶδος ἀξιώματος. οἶμαι δὲ διὰ τοῦ ω μεγάλου ὠστιάριος: παρὰ τὸ ὠθεῖν.
Notes:
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.
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.

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