Let us go a
little further and we shall find that stella is believed
to be still luminis “a drop of light,” a derivation
whose author is so famous in literature that it would
be unkind to mention his name in connexion with a
point where he comes in for censure.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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