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funda , ae, f. Sanscr. spandē, itch; Gr. σφαδάζω, to move convulsively; σφοδρός, σφεδανός, impassioned; σφενδόνη; cf. 3. fūsus,
I.a sling.
II. Transf.
A. That which is thrown with a sling, the sling-stone, missile,, Sil. 10, 152. —
B. A casting-net, drag-net, Verg. G. 1, 141.—
C. (From the similarity to the hollow of a sling in which the stone lay, like σφενδόνη.) The hollow of a ring in which a jewel is set, the bezel, Plin. 37, 8, 37, § 116 (in Cic. Off. 3, 9, 38, called pala anuli).—
D. A money-bag, purse, Macr. S. 2, 4 fin.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Caesar, Gallic War, 4.25.1
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 4.517
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 9.586
    • Vergil, Georgics, 1.141
    • Vergil, Georgics, 1.309
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 38, 29
    • Cicero, De Officiis, 3.9
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 8, 6.73
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