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vernācŭlus , a, um, adj. verna.
I. (Acc. to verna, I.) Of or belonging to homeborn slaves.
A. Adj.: “multitudo,the rabble of slaves, Tac. A. 1, 31; so, “plebs,Tert. Apol. 35.—
B. Substt.: vernācŭli , ōrum, m. (acc. to verna, I.), buffoons, jesters (postAug. and rare), Mart. 10, 3, 1; Suet. Vit. 14.—
2. vernācŭla , ae, f., a female household slave (late Lat.), Mart. Cap. 8, § 804: “filius quem susceperat ex vernaculā,Ambros. Abrah. 1, 7, 65.—
II. (Acc. to verna, II.) Native, domestic, indigenous, vernacular, i. e. Roman (the class. signif. of the word): “aquatilium vocabula partim sunt vernacula partim peregrina,Varr. L. L. 5, § 77 Müll.: “volucres,id. R. R. 3, 5, 7: “equi,Plin. 37, 13, 77, § 202: “vites (with peculiares),id. 14, 2, 4, § 24: “putatio,id. 17, 23, 35, § 208: “gallinae,Col. 8, 2, 5: “pecus,id. 7, 3, 13: “imago antiquae et vernaculae festivitatis,Cic. Fam. 9, 15, 2: “sapor,inborn, innate, id. Brut. 46, 172: “crimen domesticum ac vernaculum,invented by the accuser himself, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 61, § 141; cf. “consilium,Plaut. Poen. 4, 2, 105.—
B. Natural, common (late Lat.): “paupertas olim philosophiae vernacula est,App. Mag. 18, p. 285, 13.
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