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rudis is, f

a slender stick, staff for exercise in fighting, quarter-staff, foil: (milites) rudibus inter se concurrerunt, L.: rudibus relictis Spicula promit, O.: rudem tam cito (accepisti)? (the gladiator received the rudis when discharged from service): acceptā rude, Iu.—As a symbol of honorable discharge: Me quoque donari iam rude tempus erat, i. e. to be dismissed, O.: donatus iam rude, H.: sibi dabit ipse rudem, Iu.

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