Retiarius Re`ti*a"ri*us, n. [L., fr. rete a net.] (Rom.Antiq.) A gladiator armed with a net for entangling his adversary and a trident for despatching him. [1913 Webster]

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  • Retĭarĭus — Retĭarĭus, s. Gladiatoren, S. 877 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • RETIARIUS — Graece Δικτυοβόλος, alter Gladiatorum, qui reti, quod iaculum vocabant, Plautus, Asinar. Actu. 1. sc. 1. v. 87. unâ voce Reteiaculum, pugnabat contra Secutorem, quo adversarium suum involveret, Fest. alterâ vero tenebat fuscinam tricuspidem,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • retiarius — [rē΄shē er′ē əs] n. pl. retiarii [rē΄shē er′ēī΄] [L < rete, net: see RETINA] in ancient Rome, a gladiator armed with a piece of netting and a trident …   English World dictionary

  • Retiarius — A retiarius (plural retiarii ; literally, net man or net fighter ) was a Roman gladiator who fought with equipment styled on that of a fisherman: a weighted net ( rete, hence the name), a three pointed trident ( fuscina or tridens ), and a dagger …   Wikipedia

  • Retiarius — Der retiarius (lat. „Netzkämpfer“) war ein leichtbewaffneter römischer Gladiator. Er wurde auch als Iaculator (lat. „Werfer“) oder Aequoreus (lat.: „zum Meer gehörig“) bezeichnet. Zu weiteren Gladiatorentypen siehe: Gladiatorengattungen.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • retiarius — Darstellung eines Kampfs zwischen einem retiarius (links) gegen einen secutor (rechts) (Mosaik aus Leptis Magna, ca. 80 100 v. Chr.) Der Retiarius (lat. „Netzkämpfer“) war ein leichtbewaffneter römischer Gladiator. Er wurde auch als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • retiarius spider — /rɛtiˈɛəriəs ˌspaɪdə/ (say retee airreeuhs .spuyduh) noun a nocturnal spider, Dinopis subrupta, which builds a rectangular web to throw over its prey. {Latin rētiārius gladiator equipped with a net, from rēte net} …  

  • retiarius — (plural retiarii)) a net man or Roman gladiator using a net or rete, hence the name, a trident and a dagger, equipment resembling that of a fisherman. He lacked armour, except for a shoulder guard protecting the face and neck and fought naked …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • retiarius — /ree shee air ee euhs/, n., pl. retiarii / air ee uy , air ee ee /. Rom. Hist. a gladiator equipped with a net for casting over his opponent. [1640 50; < L, equiv. to ret (s. of rete net) + i I + arius ARIUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • retiarius — noun A type of gladiator, who uses a casting net (a rete or iaculum) as a weapon …   Wiktionary

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