previous next
cŭnĕus , i, m. cf. Sanscr. çā, çān, to sharpen; Lat. cos, cautes,
I.a wedge.
I. Prop., Cato, R. R. 10, 3; 11, 4; Att. ap. Cic. Tusc. 2, 10, 23; Verg. G. 1, 144; Hor. C. 1, 35, 18: jamque labant cunei, i. e. the plugs or wedges by which the ship's hull was made tight, Ov. M. 11, 514: “Britannia in cuneum tenuatur,is shaped like a wedge, Tac. Agr. 10; cf. cuneo, II.—*
B. Trop.: “hoc cuneo veritatis omnis extruditur haeresis,Tert. adv. Marc. 1, 21 fin.
II. Meton.
B. The wedge-form division of the rows of seats in a theatre, Vitr. 5, 6: “ad tumulum cuneosque theatri perferre, etc.,Verg. A. 5, 664; Suet. Aug. 44; Juv. 6, 61; cf. Dict. of Antiq.—Hence, *
2. Transf., the spectators: “ut vero cuneis notuit res omnibus,all the boxes, Phaedr. 5, 8, 35.—
C. In architecture, the wedge-like space between the different painted or inlaid panels in walls, Vitr. 7, 4, 4; 7, 5, 1.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: