as raeda (chariot) and petorritim (four-wheeled
wagon) of which Cicero uses the former and Horace
the latter. Mappa (napkin) again, a word familiar
in connexion with the circus, is claimed by the
Carthaginians, while I have heard that gurdus, which
is colloquially used in the sense of “stupid,” is
derived from Spain.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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