Definition of Ostia
1. Proper noun. an ancient town in Italy at the mouth of the Tiber; the harbour of ancient Rome ¹
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Definition of Ostia
1. ostium [n] - See also: ostium
Medical Definition of Ostia
1. Plural of ostium. Origin: L. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Ostia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... St. Monica was buried at ostia, and at first seems to have been almost forgotten, though her body was removed during the sixth century to a hidden crypt ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"ostia, now a small borough, was the ancient port of Rome, the first Roman colony founded by Ancus Marcius, chiefly to exploit the salt deposits. ..."
3. Rome and Pompeii: Archaeological Rambles by Gaston Boissier (1896)
"ostia was evidently a devout city. It had a local cultus, to which it appears to have ... In ostia the pontiffs of Vulcan are chiefs in religious matters. ..."
4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"Osterwald, Turretin, and "Werenfels were called the "triumvirate of Swiss divines." ostia, a city of Latium, at the mouth of the Tiber, on the left bank of ..."
5. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1906)
"J The Castle of ostia is of kindred character—even now, " in its decay, ... Grottaferrata lies amidst rich fields and fruitful hills ; about ostia is a ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"ostia, an ancient town and harbour of Latium, Italy, at the mouth of the river Tiber on its left bank. It lies 14 m. SW from Rome by the Via Ostiensis, ..."
7. Days Near Rome by Augustus John Cuthbert Hare, Welbore St. Clair Baddeley (1907)
"CHAPTER I ostia AND CASTEL FUSANO (This excursion can easily be manured in the ... Provisions must be taken, ;ts there is no inn at ostia, and visitors to ..."
8. Ancient and Modern Engineering and the Isthmian Canal by William Hubert Burr (1902)
"ostia, the Harbor of Rome.—The capacity of the ancient Romans to build harbor-works is shown by what they did at ostia, which was then at the mouth of the ..."