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gibber , ĕra, ĕrum, adj. like gibbus; kindr. to Sanscr. kubya, hunch-backed; Gr. κυφός, κύπτω,
I.crook-backed, hunch-backed, hump-backed.
I. Lit.: “(boves) ne gibberi, sed spina leviter remissa,Varr. R. R. 2, 5, 7: “gallinae,id. ib. 3, 9, 18; cf.: “genus gallinarum,Plin. 10, 26, 38, § 74: “Clesippus fullo, gibber praeterea et alio foedus aspectu,id. 34, 3, 6; cf. Suet. Galb. 3: tuber, Maecen. poët. ap. Sen. Ep. 101, 11.—*
II. Transf., protuberant: gibberum pro exstanti et eminenti, Varr. ap. Non. 452, 5: “cum capite gibbero,id. ib. 6, 24.
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