retiarius

retiarius

[ree-shee-air-ee-uhs]
noun, plural retiarii [ree-shee-air-ee-ahy, -air-ee-ee] . Roman History.
a gladiator equipped with a net for casting over his opponent.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin, equivalent to rēt- (stem of rēte net) + -i- -i- + -ārius -arius

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retiarius (ˌriːtɪˈɛərɪəs, ˌriːʃɪ-)
 
n , pl -arii
(in ancient Rome) a gladiator armed with a net and trident
 
[Latin, from rēte net]

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