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[31] This is specially easy with names such as Aper, Ursus, Naso, or Crispus,1 since in these cases we can fix their origin in our memory. Origin again may assist us to a better remembrance of derivative names, such as Cicero, Verrius, or Aurelius.2 However, I will say no more on this point.

1 Boar, Bear, Long-nose, and Curly respectively.

2 Cicero, a sower of chickpea (cicer), according to Pliny (xviii. 10). Aurelius = Auselius, child of the sun (a sole) according to Festus. Verrius unknown.

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