Definition of retiarius in English:
noun (plural retiarii ˌrɛtɪˈɑːrɪʌɪˌrɛtɪˈɛrɪʌɪˌrɛtɪˈɑːrɪiːˌrɛtɪˈɛrɪiː)
An ancient Roman gladiator who used a net to trap his opponent.
- As the retiarius advanced, leading with his left shoulder and wielding the trident in his right hand, his shoulder-guard prevented his opponent from striking the vulnerable area of his neck and face.
- ‘The retiarius was the ‘fisherman,’ who fought with a net, a gladius, and a trident [and was] protected with just a small shoulder shield,’ Kanz said.
Latin, from rete 'net'.
Words that rhyme with retiariusMarius • pancreas
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