Charlton T. Lewis; Charles Short [1879], A Latin Dictionary; Founded on Andrews' edition of Freund's Latin dictionary (Trustees of Tufts University, Oxford) [word count] [latindico03].
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cratiscrātis, is (

I nom. sing. only Veg. Art. Vet. 1, 56, 5; acc. sing. cratim, Plaut. Poen. 5, 2, 65), f. Sanscr. kart, to spin; cf. crassus, wicker-work, a hurdle.

I Lit.

   A In gen.    1    Sing. (rare): flexilis, Plin. 16, 40, 77, § 209; 10, 44, 61, § 126: juncea, id. 21, 14, 49, § 84; Juv. 11, 82.—   2    Plur. (so most freq.; and by the ancient gram. sometimes regarded as plur. tantum; v. Neue, Formenl. I. p. 455), Cato, R. R. 10, 2; 11, 4; Verg. A. 11, 64; Hor. Epod. 2, 45; Col. 12, 15, 1 al.

   B Esp.    1    A harrow; sing., Plin. 18, 16, 43, § 145; 18, 20, 49, § 180; 18, 18, 48, § 173.—Plur., Verg. G. 1, 94.—   2    A hurdle with which criminals were covered, and on which stones were thrown; sing., Plaut. Poen. 5, 2, 65; Liv. 1, 51, 9; 4, 50, 4; Tac. G. 12.—   3    Milit., fascines, Caes. B. G. 4, 17; 5, 40; Liv. 10, 38, 5; Tac. A. 1, 68 al. —As a covering for besiegers in attacks, Curt. 5, 3, 7.—   4    The ribs of a shield: umbonum, Verg. A. 7, 633; Curt. 10, 2, 23; Sil. 5, 522 sq.   5    = testudo, the interlocked shields of a rank of soldiers, Luc. 3, 485.—

II Transf., a joint, rib, etc.: pectoris, Verg. A. 12, 508: laterum, Ov. M. 12, 370; cf. spinae, the joints of the backbone, id. ib. 8, 806: favorum, honey-comb, Verg. G. 4, 214: cratem facit vitis, grows confusedly, Col. 4, 2, 1 al.
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Charlton T. Lewis; Charles Short [1879], A Latin Dictionary; Founded on Andrews' edition of Freund's Latin dictionary (Trustees of Tufts University, Oxford) [word count] [latindico03].
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