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* aedĭtĭmor or aedĭtŭmor [an earlier form for aedituor], āri, v. dep., to keep or take care of a temple: aeditumor in templo tuo, Pompon. ap. Gell. 12, 10. Nonius quotes the same passage, 75, 15, but reads aedituor.

aedĭtĭmus (aedĭtŭ-) (an earlier form for aedituus, and first used in the time of Varro; v. the first quotation), i, m., one who keeps or takes care of a temple, the keeper or overseer of a temple, ἱεροφύλαξ: in aedem Telluris veneram, rogatus ab aeditumo, ut dicere didicimus a patribus nostris, ut corrigimur a recentibus urbanis: ab aedituo, Varr. R. R. 1, 2: AeditimusPro eo a plerisque nunc aedituus dicitur, Gell. 12, 10; Varr. R. R. 1, 69; id. L. L. 6, 2: liminium productionem esse verbi (Servius) volt, ut in finitumo, legitumo, aeditumo, Cic. Top. 8, 36.

* aedĭtŭa, ae, f. [aedituus], a female overseer of a temple, Inscr. Orell. 2444.
Trop.: cum omnes templum simus Dei, ejus templi aeditua et antistes pudicitia est, Tert. Cult. Fem. 1.

* aedĭtŭālis, e, adj. [aedituus], pertaining to a temple-keeper, Tert. Pudic. 16.

* aedĭtŭens, entis, m., = aedituus, a keeper of a temple, Lucr. 6, 1275, referred to by Gell. 12, 10 fin.

aedĭtŭus, i, m. [aedes-tueor; quasi a tuendis aedibus appellatus, Gell. 12, 10], a keeper of a temple, a sacristan, ἱεροφύλαξ (first used in polite language in the time of Varro for aeditumus; v. the word and the passage cited from Varr.).

  1. I. Lit., Plaut. Curc. 1, 3, 48: aeditui custodesque mature sentiunt, etc., * Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 44; Suet. Dom. 1 al. It belonged also to the office of the aeditui to conduct strangers through the temple, and point out its curiosities, hence Horace says: quales aedituos habeat virtus, what panegyrists, Ep. 2, 1, 230.
  2. II. In gen., priests, ministers (eccl.): erunt in sanctuario meo aeditui, Vulg. Ezech. 44, 1; ib. Ose. 10, 5.