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Novacŭla

ξυρόν). A knife with a very sharp edge, employed for shaving the hair of the head or beard, like our razor (Petron. 103, 1; Mart.ii. 66; Suet. Cal. 23; Alciph. Plin. Ep. iii. 66, 9; cf. Cultellus; Culter; and especially Tonsor). Martial (vii. 61) applies the same name to the assassin's knife (sica).

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