Lancea does not occur elsewhere in Virg. Varro ap. Gell. 15. 30, says that the word was not Latin, but Spanish. It is probably akin to the Greek λόγχη. Forc. gives no instance of it from Caesar or Cicero; but ‘lanceae’ are coupled with “spari” and “praeacutae sudes” by Sallust, Cat. 56. ‘Consequitur,’ overtakes: as in 11. 722. ‘Bilicem:’ see on 3. 467.
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