and RUMI'NA, three Roman genii, who were worshipped as the protectors of infants sleeping in their cradles, and to whom libations of milk were offered. Cunae
signifies a cradle, and ruma
was in ancient Latin the same as mamma,
a mother's breast. (August. de Civit. Dei,
4.10, &c.; Lactant. 1.20, 36; Varro, apud Non.
p. 167, apud Donat. ad Terent. Phorm. i.