a box on the ear, blow with the open hand:alapamsibiducere, Ph.: ridereMamercorumalapas, mock slaps (on the stage), Iu.— Given in the ceremony of emancipation, hence: multo maioris alapae mecum veneunt, i. e. freedom sells higher, Ph.
Lewis, Charlton, T. An Elementary Latin Dictionary. New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago. American Book Company. 1890.
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