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vĭtŭlus , i, m., and vitŭla , ae, f. Gr. ἰταλός, bull; whence Italia; Sanscr. vatsas, calf,
I.a calf.
I. Lit.
(α). Masc., a bullcalf, Varr. R. R. 2, 5, 6; Cic. Div. 2, 15, 36; Quint. 1, 9, 5; Ov. M. 2, 624; 4, 755; 10, 227; Mart. 3, 58, 11; Verg. G. 4, 299 al.
(β). Fem., a cow-calf, Verg. E. 3, 29 and 77.—
II. Transf.
A. In gen., a calf, foal; of the horse, Verg. G. 3, 164; “of the elephant,Plin. 8, 1, 1, § 2; “of the whale,id. 9, 6, 5, § 13.—
B. In partic.: “vitulus marinus,a sea-calf, seal, Juv. 3, 238; Suet. Aug. 90.—Called also simply vitulus, Plin. 2, 55, 56, § 146.
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