Again senatus may well be derived from old
age (for the senators are called “the fathers”):
I concur in the derivations assigned to rex rector
to say nothing of many other words where there
can be no doubt, and do not refuse to accept those
suggested for tegula, regula and the like: let classis
be from calare (call out, summon), lepus be a contraction of levipes and vulpes of volipes.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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