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fămŭlus , i (an archaic form famul, Enn. ap. Non. 110, 9; Lucr. 3, 1035 (al. 1048); for which cf. in the Oscan ‡ famel: famuli origo ab Oscis dependet, apud quos servus famel nominabatur, unde et familia vocata, Paul. ex Fest. p. 87, 5 Müll.), m., and fămŭla , ae (
I.gen. plur.: “famulum,Stat. S. 3, 4, 57; Val. Fl. 1, 752; 3, 20; 282) f. Sanscr. root dhā, to lay, found; Gr. τί-θη-μι; Osc. faama, house, v. Georg Curtius Gr. Etym. p. 254; cf. Corss. Ausspr. 1, 183, a servant, attendant; a maid - servant, handmaid (class.).
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