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grammătĭcus , a, um, adj., = γραμματικός,
I.of or belonging to grammar, grammatical: “ars,Auct. Her. 4, 12, 17; Quint. 1, 5, 54: “possis illud grammaticum, hoc rhetoricum magis dicere,id. 9, 3, 2: “grammaticas ambire tribus et pulpita,the tribes of the grammarians, Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 40: “cum eundem (Tuditanum) de rebus grammaticis scripsisse constet,Varr. L. L. 6, § 36 Müll.—
II. Subst.
A. grammătĭcus , i, m., a grammarian in the more extended sense of the word, a philologist: appellatio grammaticorum Graeca consuetudine invaluit: sed initio litterati vocabantur. Cornelius quoque Nepos litteratos vulgo appellari ait eos, qui aliquid diligenter et acute scienterque possint aut dicere aut scribere: ceterum proprie sic appellandos poëtarum interpretes, qui a Graecis γραμματικοι nominentur ... Veteres grammatici et rhetoricam docebant, etc., Suet. Gramm. 4: “ut si grammaticum se professus quispiam barbare loquatur,Cic. Tusc. 2, 4, 12; cf.: “grammatici custodes Latini sermonis,Sen. Ep. 95 med.: “grammatici poëtarum explanatores sunt,Cic. Div. 1, 51, 116; id. Att. 7, 3, 10: hanc ὑπαλλαγὴν rhetores, μετωνυμίαν grammatici vocant, id. Or. 27, 93; Quint. 10, 1, 53; 1, 8, 21; cf. in the foll. the passage Quint. 2, 1, 4, and Cic. de Or. 1, 42, 187: “(Ateius) inter grammaticos rhetor, inter rhetores grammaticus,Suet. Gramm. 10.—Prov.: “grammatici certant,doctors disagree, Hor. A. P. 78.—
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