a cognomen in many Roman gentes, was indicative, like many other Roman cognomens, of a bodily defect or peculiarity; such as Capilo, Naso, Paetus, Strabo, Scaurus,
signified a person who had his legs bent inwards (varum distortis cruribus,
1.3. 47), and was opposed to Valgus,
which signified a person having his legs turned outwards.