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[29] too in the abbreviation indicating the praenomen is spelt in a manner which does not agree with its pronunciation. We also find columnas1 and consul spelt without an n, [p. 145] while Subura when indicated by three letters is spelt Suc.2 I could quote many other examples of this, but I fear that I have already said too much on so trivial a theme.

1 columa is mentioned by the grammarian Pompeius as a barbarism in the fifth century. cp. dimin. columella. Consul is abbreviated cos.

2 The original name was Sucusa.

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