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κέρδων). A name given to the lowest class of workmen and derived from κέρδος, “gain.” It is sometimes used with the addition of the name of the trade—e. g. sutor cerdo, “a cobbler”; cerdo faber, “a smith.” The name is also generically used in a contemptuous sense like the English “snob,” “cad,” etc. See Juvenal, iv. 153, with Mayor's note.

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