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1 Paulus (exc. Fest.) gives the following explanation of this absurd derivation, for which Cicero tells that Aelius Stilo was responsible: “Some think that assiduus was originally the epithet applied to one who served in the army at his own expense, contributing an as” (i.e. instead of receiving it)!
2 locheples (“wealthy”) is derived from locus = the posses sors of many places.
3 pecuniosus (“moneyed”) is derived from pecus = “rich in herds.”
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