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Cănīnĭus , a,
I.the name of a plebeian gens at Rome.
I. C. Caninius Rebilus, lieutenant of Cœ sar in Gaul, consul for a few hours at the end of December, A. U. C. 709; “hence the jest of Cicero: Caninio consule scito neminem prandisse,Cic. Fam. 7, 30, 1; cf. id. Att. 12, 37, 4.—
II. Caninius Rebilus, perh. a son of the preceding, notorious for his abandoned life, Sen. Ben. 2, 21, 5.—
III. L. Caninius Gallus, accuser of Antony, afterwards his son-in-law, Cic. Fam. 1, 2, 1; 1, 4, 1; 2, 8, 3; 7, 1, 4; 9, 2, 1; Val. Max. 4, 2, 6. —Hence, Cănīnĭānus , a, um, adj., of or pertaining to Caninius Gallus: “tempus,the time when Caninius proposed that Pompey should restore the dethroned king Ptolemy, Cic. Fam. 1, 7, 3 Manut.
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