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mascŭlus , a, um,
I.adj. dim. [mas], male, masculine; subst., a male (not in Cic. or Cæs.).
II. Transf.
A. Of things: cardo, which is inserted into another (opp. cardo femina, into which another is inserted), Vitr. 9, 9 med.; v. cardo; “of gems,Plin. 37, 7, 25, § 92.—
B. Worthy of or befitting a man, manly, vigorous, bold: “proles,Hor. C. 3, 6, 37: “Sappho,id. Ep. 1, 19, 28: “animus,App. M. 6, p. 184, 21: ingenium, id. ib. 7, p. 190, 25: “indicium masculi et incorrupti viri,Quint. 5, 12, 20; v. masculinus.
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