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glădĭŏlus , i, m. dim. gladius.
I. A small sword: “lingulam veteres dixere gladiolum oblongum, in speciem linguae factum,Gell. 10, 25, 3: “gladiolo solito cinctus,App. M. 2, p. 122; 3, p. 131.—In plur. heterocl. glădĭŏla : “nec gladiola (quisquam ferat), atqui Messala dixit,Quint. 1, 6, 42 (cf. gladius init.).—
B. Glădĭŏlus , i, title of a comedy by Livius Andronicus, Fest. s. v. pedibus, p. 210 b. Müll.—
II. The sword-lily, Plin. 21, 11, 38, § 65; 21, 17, 67, § 107 sq.; al. Pall. 1, 37.
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