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valgus , a, um, adj. root varg, to turn awry, twist; Sanscr. vrginas, twisted; cf. ruga, for fruga, and Anglo-Sax. wrinkle,
I.having the calves of the legs bent outwards, bow-legged.
I. Lit.: “valgos Opilius Aurelius aliique complures aiunt dici, qui diversas suras habeant,Fest. p. 375 Müll.; cf. Cels. 8, 20; Plaut. Fragm. ap. Fest. l. l.; Nov. ap. Non. 25, 12.—*
II. Transf.: “suavia,wry mouths, Plaut. Mil. 2, 1, 16.—Cf. adv.: valgĭter , awry, wryly: “valgiter commovebat labra,Petr. 26: obtorto valgiter labello, id. Fragm. ap. Fulg. Prisc. serm. 566, 2.
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    • Plautus, Miles Gloriosus, 2.1
    • A. Cornelius Celsus, De Medicina, 8.20
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