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ălauda , ae, f. Celtic; lit. great songstress, from al, high, great, and aud, song; cf. the Fr. alouette; Breton. al' choueder; v. Diefenbach in Zeitschriften für vergl. Sprachf. IV. p. 391.
I. The lark, Plin. 11, 37, 44, § 121.—
II. Ălauda , the name of a legion raised by Cœsar, in Gaul, at his own expense (prob. so called from the decoration of their helmet): “unam (legionem) ex Transalpinis conscriptam, vocabulo quoque Gallico (Alauda enim appellabatur) civitate donavit,Suet. Caes. 24: “cum legione Alaudarum ad urbem pergit,Cic. Att. 16, 8: “Huc accedunt Alaudae ceterique veterani,id. Phil. 13, 2.
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