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Vĭtellĭus , i, m.,
I.the name of a Roman gens. So esp., A. Vitellius, a Roman emperor.—Hence,
A. Vĭtellĭus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to the emperor Vitellius, Vitellian: “via, so named after him,Suet. Vit. 1; Tac. H. 1, 1; 1, 57.—
B. Vĭtellĭānus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Vitellius, Vitellian: “milites,Tac. H. 1, 85: “partes,id. ib. 1, 84: “bellum,Suet. Dom. 1: “vitia,Capitol. Ver. 4.—
2. Plur. subst.: Vĭtellĭāni , ōrum, m.
a. Soldiers of Vitellius, Vitellians, Tac. H. 3, 79; Suet. Vesp. 8.—
b. A kind of writing-tablets, perh. used by Vitellius, Mart. 2, 6, 6; 14, 8, 2; 14, 9 in lemm.
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