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fossa , ae, f. fodio, i. e. fossa terra,
I.a ditch, trench, fosse (syn.: fovea, scrobs, fossio).
I. Lit.
B. In partic.
1. A gutter, waterway, = colliciae, Verg. G. 1, 326; 1, 372.—
2. A furrow drawn to mark foundations, etc.: “ipse humili designat moenia fossa,Verg. A. 7, 157; Ov. F. 4, 839; cf. Varr. L. L. 5, 32, § 143.—
3. A grave (late Lat.): “FILETIVS VSQVE AT FOTSA (ad fossam),Inscr. Orell. 4794, v. fossor.—
4. In mal. part.: “pudenda muliebria,Auct. Priap. 84; cf.: “inter Socraticos notissima fossa cinaedos,Juv. 2, 10.—
5. Fos-sa Drūsiāna , v. Drusus.—*
II. Trop., a boundary: “alicui fossam determinare,Tert. adv. Haer. 10.
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