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vernīlis , e, adj. verna,
I.of or belonging to a home-born slave (verna), slavish, i. e.,
I. Mean, fawning, servile: “blanditiae,Tac. H. 2, 59: “corpora,Quint. Decl. 9, 12.— *
II. Jesting, pert, waggish: “dictum,Tac. H. 3, 32 fin.—Adv.: vernīlĭter , slavishly, servilely: “fungi officiis,Hor. S. 2, 6, 108: nimis hoc fit verniliter, i. e. with fawning flattery, cringingly, Caecil. ap. Non. 42, 27: “haec ipsa non verniliter, nec figurā, quā, etc.,jestingly, jokingly, Sen. Ben. 2, 11, 3.
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