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rĕmulcum (rymulcum , acc. to the Gr., Amm. 18, 5, 6), i (for the most part only in abl.), n. ῥυμουλκέω, nautical t. t.,
I.a tow-rope, or any other contrivance for towing: “remulcum funis, quo deligata navis magnā trahitur vice remi,Isid. Orig. 19, 4, 8: “remulco est, cum scaphae remis navis magna trahitur,Fest. p. 279 Müll.: “navem remulco abstraxit,Caes. B. C. 2, 23 fin.: “submersam navim remulco adduxit,id. ib. 3, 40: naves onerarias remulco Alexandriam deducit, Auct. B. Alex. 11 fin.: “navem remulco trahere,Liv. 25, 30; 32, 16. — Here prob. belongs the fragment of Sisenna: in altum remulco trahit, Sisenn. ap. Non. 57, 29 (where Nonius erroneously assumes a verb, remulco, āre; cf. supra, the article of Festus, where also remulco forms the heading); Valgius ap. Isid. l. l.; Aus. Idyll. 10, 41; id. Ep. 2, 9; Paul. Nol. Ep. 49. —Prov.: “non contis nec rymulco, ut aiunt, sed velificatione plenā in rempublicam ferebantur,Amm. 18, 5, 6.
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