previous next
offŭla (sync. offla ), ae, f. dim. offa,
I.a little bit, a small piece (peculiar to the vulg. lang.; cf. Suet. Claud. 40): “offula dicta, ut offa minima e suere,Varr. L. L. 5, § 110 Müll.: “offulam cum duabus costis,id. R. R. 2, 4, 11: “carnis, spisse componuntur,Col. 12, 53, 4: “polentae caseatae,App. M. 1, p. 103, 34: “panis,Veg. Vet. 4, 18; cf. Fall. 1, 29, 4.—Prov.: quis potest sine offulā vivere? Claud. ap. Suet. Cland. 40.—Transf., as a term of abuse applied to a bad slave: “quid faciat crucis offla, corvorum cibaria?this gallows-bird, Petr. 58.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide References (1 total)
  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (1):
    • Suetonius, Divus Claudius, 40
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: