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nŏvellus , a, um,
I.adj. dim. [novus], young, new (esp. freq. in econom. lang.): “capra,Varr. R. R. 2, 3: “juvenci,id. ib. 1, 20: “boves,Col. 6, 1, 3: “sues,Plin. 11, 37, 84, § 211: “vineae,Varr. R. R. 1, 31, 1; cf.: “arbor et novella et vetula,Cic. Fin. 5, 14, 39: “vites,Verg. E. 3, 11: “novellae gallinae,which have hatched for the first time, Col. 8, 5, 8: “oppida,newly founded, Liv. 2, 39, 3.—Poet., turba, qs. young brood, for children, Tib. 2, 2, 22: “cum regerem tenerā frena novella manu,new, Ov. P. 4, 12, 24; so, “subtrahere colla novella jugo,id. ib. 3, 7, 16: “novellum imperium,Vop. Tac. 1: novellas et inauditas sectas veteribus religionibus opponere, Mos. et Rom. Leg. Coll. 15, 3, 3.—Hence, nŏvellē , adv., newly, = nove; “in supposit.,Plaut. Poen. 8.—
II. Subst.
A. nŏvella , ae, f. (sc. vitis).
1. A vine newly planted, Coripp. Johann. 3, 327.—
2. A shoot, sucker: “filii tui sicut novellae olivarum,Vulg. Psa. 127, 3.—
B. Nŏvellae , ārum, f. (sc. constitutiones), the Novels, a part of the Roman law published after the Codex.
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