Definition of aquarius
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LNS
aquārius, aquāriī
aquarius
noun (m., 2nd -IUS declension)
  1. A water-carrier
  2. A conduitmaster, an inspector of the conduits or water-pipes
  3. The Water-bearer
Abbreviations
aquārius, a, um, adj. aqua Of or relating to water: rota, for drawing water, Cato, R. R. 11, 3: vas, Varr L. L. 5, § 119 Mull.: provincia, i.e. Ostiensis, * Cic. Vatin. 5 al.

—Hence, Subst. aquārius, ii, m. A water-carrier: venit et conduc tus aquarius, Juv 6, 332.

— A conduitmaster (in aqueducts, etc.), an inspector of the conduits or water-pipes: cum tabernariis et aquariis pugnare, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 6, so, AQVARIVS AQVAE ANIONIS, Inscr. Orell. 3203.

— The Water-bearer, one of the signs of the zodiac, Gr Ὑδροχόος: cervix Aquarī, Cic. Arat. 56; 172; 176: inversum contristat Aquarius annum, Hor. S. 1, 1, 36.

— aquārium, ii, n., a wateringplace for cattle, Cato, R. R. 1, 3.
 
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