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fūnālis , e, adj. funis,
I.consisting of or attached to a rope or cord: equus, an extra horse yoked to a chariot, but attached to it at the side of the others by a rope or trace, a trace-horse, Suet. Tib. 6; Stat. Th. 6, 462; Aus. Epit. 35, 10; Hyg. Fab. 183: “cereus,a wax-torch, Val. Max. 3, 6, 4; “called also candela,Serv. Verg. A. 11, 143; cf. II. B.—
II. Subst.: fūnāle , is, n.
A. A cord or thong of a sling: “funda media duo funalia imparia habebat,Liv. 42, 65, 10.—More freq.,
B. A wax-torch or taper (cf.: taeda, fax, candela): funale λαμπάδιον, funalia δαλοί, Gloss. Philox.; cf. Isid. Orig. 20, 10, 5; Serv. Verg. A. 1, 727; 11, 143: “C. Duilius delectabatur crebro funali et tibicine,Cic. de Sen. 13, 44: “noctem flammis funalia vincunt,Verg. A. 1, 727: “lucida,Hor. C. 3, 26, 7: “clara,Sil. 6, 667.—
2. Transf., a chandelier, i. q. candelabrum, Ov. M. 12, 247; cf. Isid. Orig. 20, 10, 5.
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