*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,
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.