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*stra/bwn, a cognomen in many Roman gentes was indicative, like many other Roman surnames, of a bodily defect or peculiarity; such as Capito, Fronto, Naso, Varus, &c. It signified a person who squinted, and is accordingly classed with Paetus, though the latter word did not indicate such a complete distortion of vision as Strabo. (Plin. Nat. 11.37. s. 55; Hor. Sat. 1.3. 45; Cic. de Nat. Deor. 1.29.)

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