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Webster 1913 Edition


Collyrium

Col-lyr′i-um

,
Noun.
;
pl. E.
Collyriums
(#)
, L.
Collyria
(#)
.
[L., fr. Gr. [GREEK].]
(Med.)
An application to the eye, usually an eyewater.

Webster 1828 Edition


Collyrium

COLLYRIUM

,
Noun.
Eye-salve; eye-wash; a topical remedy for disorders of the eyes.

Definition 2022


collyrium

collyrium

English

Noun

collyrium (plural collyria or collyriums)

  1. A lotion or liquid wash used as a cleanser for the eyes; an eye-salve.
  2. Loosely, any product applied to or around the eyes; kohl.
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 44
      [] there were rings of collyrium about her eyes.

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /kolˈlyː.ri.um/, [kɔɫˈlyː.ri.ũ]

Noun

collȳrium n (genitive collȳriī); second declension

  1. eye-salve
  2. pessary, suppository

Inflection

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative collȳrium collȳria
genitive collȳriī collȳriōrum
dative collȳriō collȳriīs
accusative collȳrium collȳria
ablative collȳriō collȳriīs
vocative collȳrium collȳria

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