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mascŭlīnus , a, um, adj. masculus,
I.male, masculine; of human beings, animals, and plants (not in Cic.; perh. not ante-Aug.).
I. Lit.: “membra,the male parts, Phaedr. 4, 14, 15: “facies,App. M. 7, p. 190, 20: “rapa rotunda masculini sexus,Plin. 19, 5, 25, § 75.—
II. Transf.
a. (Cf. masculus, II. B.) Manly, worthy of manhood: masculini viri, v. l. Quint. 5, 12, 20; al. leg. masculi.—
b. In gram., of gender, masculine: “masculina Graeca nomina,Quint. 1, 5, 61: “ut si quaeratur, funis masculinum sit an femininum,id. 1, 6, 3: masculino genere cor enuntiavit Ennius, Caesell. Vindex ap. Gell. 7, 2.—Hence, adv. (post-class.).
A. mascŭlīnē , in the masculine gender, Arn. 1, 36: masculine etiam dicebant frontem, Paul. ex Fest. p. 151 Müll.: “caelum masculine veteres dixerunt,Charis. p. 55 P. —*
B. mascŭlīnĭter , in the masculine gender, Vet. Interpr. Iren. 1, 1.
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