signified a person who had a defect in his ankles or feet (Scaurum, pravis fultum maic talis, Hor. Sat. 1.3. 47), and was used, like many other words of a similar kind, as a cognomen in several Roman gentes.
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. John Murray: printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street. In the article on Soranus, we find: "at this present time (1848)" and this date seems to reflect the dates of works cited. 1873 - probably the printing date.