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[665] ‘Tereti,’ with a round shaft: “hastili abiegno et cetera tereti praeter quam ad extremum,” Livy 21. 8 of the phalarica. Comp. “teretes aclydes” v. 730 below. ‘Tereti mucrone veruque Sabelle’ may be ἓν διὰ δυοῖν, as Heyne suggests for the ‘veru’ or ‘verutum’ seems to have answered the purpose of a sword not a spear: Livy 1. 43, (quartae classi) “nihil praeter hastam et verutum datum.” For the ‘veru,’ “verutum,” or σαύνιον, see Dict. A. ‘Hasta.’ It was a Samnite weapon, which is probably the meaning of the epithet ‘Sabello.’ In G. 2. 168 the Volsci are called “veruti,” so that the weapon may have been common to the early Italian nations.

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