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^trĭus , a, um, adj. patria.
I. In gen., of or belonging to one's native country or home, native: “patrius sermo,Cic. Fin. 1, 2, 4; Hor. A. P. 57: “mos,Cic. Par. 4, 1, 27: “ritus,id. Leg. 2, 9, 21: “carmen patrium canere,a national song, Curt. 3, 3, 9: “Mycenae,” i. e. their home, Verg. A. 2, 180: “palaestrae,id. ib. 3, 281: “vox,Vulg. 2 Macc. 7, 8.—
II. In partic., in gram.: nomen patrium, a gentile noun (like Romanus, Atheniensis, etc.), Prisc. p. 580 P.
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