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tĭtŭlus , i (collat. form, n.:
I.HOC TITVLVM,Inscr. Fabr. 8, 47; Inscr. Cardin. Dipl. 22), m. root ti- of τίνω, τιμάω, a superscription, inscription, label, litle; a ticket, bill, placard, notice that a thing is to be sold or let (syn. index).
I. Lit. (esp. freq. after the Aug. per.): “aram condidit dedicavitque cum ingenti rerum ab se gestarum titulo,Liv. 28, 46, 16: “virtutes in aevum Per titulos memoresque fastos Aeternet,Hor. C. 4, 14, 4: dant munera templis; “Addunt et titulum: titulus breve carmen habebat,Ov. M. 9, 793: “cumque ducum titulis oppida capta legat,id. Tr. 4, 2, 20: titulus nomenque libelli. Ov. R. Am. 1: “librorum,Quint. 2, 14, 4: “titulum scribere,Col. 9, praef. § “2: quorum titulus per barbara colla pependit,” i. e. of slaves put up for sale, Prop. 4, 5, 51: paterae, quas cum titulo nominis Camilli ante Capitolium constat positas esse, Liv. 6, 4, 3: “signa cum titulo lamnae aëneae inscripto,id. 23, 19, 18: “patrem familias canibus objecit, cum hoc titulo,Suet. Dom. 10: “cras bibet aliquid, cujus patriam titulumque senectus delevit,Juv. 5, 34: “sepulcri,epitaph, id. 6, 230; cf.: “cinerem sine titulo, sine nomine jacere,Plin. Ep. 6, 10, 3; so of an epitaph, id. ib. 9, 19, 3: “domus proscribebatur, si quis emere, si quis conducere vellet: venit Athenodorus, legit titulum auditoque pretio, etc.,the bill, the notice of sale, Plin. Ep. 7, 27, 7; cf. poet.: “ite sub titulum lares,Tib. 2, 4, 54: “sub titulum nostros misit lares,Ov. R. Am. 302.—
II. Transf.
C. A sign, token: “ciconia, titulus tepidi temporis,Petr. 55.—
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