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contus , i, m., = κοντός,
I.a pole, pike (perh. not ante-Aug.), as an implement of a boat or ship, Verg. A. 5, 208; 6, 302; Tac. A. 14, 5; Suet. Calig. 32; “as a weapon,Verg. A. 9, 510; Tac. A. 6, 35; id. H. 1, 44.—Prov.: “non contis et remulco ferri, ut aiunt, sed velificatione plenā,Amm. 18, 5, 6: “pedalis, i. q. membrum virile,Auct. Priap. 10, 3.
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