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mŭtĭlus , a, um, adj. μιτυλος or μύτιλος,
I.maimed, mutilated (class.; syn.: truncus, curtus, mancus).
I. Lit. So of those who cut off a thumb to escape military service, Cod. Th. 7, 13, 10: “grabatulus uno pede mutilus,App. M. 1, p. 107, 19: “naves (al. mutilatae),Liv. 37, 24: “litterae,Gell. 17, 9, 12. —Of horned animals which have lost one or both horns: “bos,Varr. L. L. 9, § 33 Müll.: “alces mutilae sunt cornibus,without horns, Caes. B. G. 6, 26: “capella,Col. 7, 6.—Hence jestingly, transf.: “sic mutilus (i. e. exsecto cornu) minitaris?Hor. S. 1, 5, 60.—
II. Trop.: “mutila et quasi decurtata (in oratione) sentire,Cic. Or. 53, 178: “mutila quaedam et hiantia loqui,too briefly, id. ib. 9, 32.
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