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lūsus , ūs, m. ludo,
I.a playing, play, game (not in Cic.).
II. Transf.
A. Play, sport, game (that is done by way of amusement): “fas est et carmine remitti, non dico continuo ac longo, sed hoc arguto et brevi. Lusus vocantur,Plin. Ep. 7, 9, 10: “Trojae lusum exhibuit,Suet. Claud. 21.—
B. Sportive dalliance, toying: “sunt apti lusibus anni,Ov. Am. 2, 3, 13; Prop. 1, 10, 9.—
C. Jest, fun, mockery: “dant de se respondentibus venustissimos lusus,” i. e. make themselves ridiculous, Quint. 5, 13, 46: “lusum ludere aliquem,Gell. 18, 13, 4.
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