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uncus , a, um, adj. 1. uncus,
I.hooked, bent in, crooked, curved, barbed (poet. and in post-Aug. prose; “syn.: curvus, recurvus): uncus hamus,Ov. M. 15, 476; “also called unca aera,id. P. 2, 7, 10: “cornua (tauri),Prop. 2, 5, 19: “aratrum,Verg. G. 1, 19; Ov. M. 5, 341; 7, 210; cf.: “vomer aratri,Lucr. 1, 313; “also called dens,Verg. G. 2, 423: “pedes (harpyiae),id. A. 3, 233: “ungues,Lucr. 5, 1322: “manus,Verg. G. 2, 365: “digiti,Col. 7, 11, 2: “cauda,Ov. M. 15, 371: “labrum,Lucr. 4, 588; 5, 1407.—
II. Transf.: “unco non alligat ancora morsu,Verg. A. 1, 169: “avis Minervae,” i. e. with crooked beak and talons, Stat. Th. 3, 507; cf. “alites,id. ib. 12, 212.
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