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mente Infernus (locus) negli scrittori cristiani, e forse anche in Varrone. E tali altri aggettivi sostantivati (24, 1829). Vedi p. 4465, 4474. …


*   Ἄορνος - Avernus.


*    Niebuhr (loc. cit. p. 4431. fine), sezione intitolata The Opicans and Ausonians, p. 55. Apulus and Opicus are according to all appearance the same name, only with different terminations. That in ulus acquired the meaning of a diminutive only in the language of later times; in earlier such a sense must be entirely separated from it; as is evident from Siculus and Romulus, as well as from the words uniting the two terminations (quella in icus e quella in ulus), which is the commoner case, Volsculus (contratto da Volsiculus), Aequiculus, Saticulus; and even Graeculus. - Ib. sez. intit. Iapygia, p. 126. The Poediculians (such was the Italian name of the Peucetians) were etc (not. 419. The simpler  (4443) forms, Poedi and Poedici, have not been preserved in books). - Ib. sez. intit. Various traditions about the Origin of the City, p. 174. It was natural for them (the inhabitants of Rome) to call the founder of their nation Romus, or, with the inflexion so usual in their language, Romulus. - Ib. sez. intit. The Beginning of Rome and its Earliest Tribes, p. 251. Romus and Romulus are only two forms of the same name (not. 698. Like Poenus and Poenulus and others mentioned above p. 55); the Greeks on hearing a rumour of the legend about the twins (Romolo e Remo), chose the former (cioè Ῥῶμος) instead of the less sonorous name Remus.1 - L’uso di questa terminazione in ulus senza alcuna forza diminutiva, uso proprio del latino sí antico, si è conservato perfettamente (e non men frequentemente) nel-

  1. Fauto e Faustolo, il pastore che salvò Romolo e Remo bambini.