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retiarius

[ree-shee-air-ee-uh s] /ˌri ʃiˈɛər i əs/
noun, plural retiarii
[ree-shee-air-ee-ahy, -air-ee-ee] /ˌri ʃiˈɛər iˌaɪ, -ˈɛər iˌi/ (Show IPA).
Roman History
1.
a gladiator equipped with a net for casting over his opponent.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin, equivalent to rēt- (stem of rēte net) + -i- -i- + -ārius -arius
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retiarius

/ˌriːtɪˈɛərɪəs; ˌriːʃɪ-/
noun (pl) -arii (-ˈɛərɪˌaɪ)
1.
(in ancient Rome) a gladiator armed with a net and trident
Word Origin
Latin, from rēte net
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