Ostiary Definition

ŏstē-ĕrē
ostiaries
noun
Webster's New World
One who is ordained in the lowest of the former minor orders.
American Heritage
A church doorkeeper.
American Heritage

The mouth of a river; an estuary.

Wiktionary

One who keeps the door, especially the door of a church; a porter.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Ostiary

Noun

Singular:
ostiary
Plural:
ostiaries

Origin of Ostiary

  • Middle English hostiary from Latin ōstiārius doorkeeper from ōstium door from ōs mouth ōs- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin ostium door, entrance. See usher.

    From Wiktionary

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