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hordĕārĭus (also ordearius and hordĭarius ), a, um, adj. id.,
I.of or relat. ing to barley, barley-: pira, barley-pears, i. e. pears that are ripe at barley-harvest, Plin. 15, 15, 16, § 55 (also called hordeacea pira, Col. 5, 10, 18); so, “pruna,Plin. 15, 13, 12, § 41: hordiarium aes, quod pro hordeo equiti Romano dabatur, Paul. ex Fest. p. 102 Müll.; cf. Liv. 1, 43, 9 (Weissenb. ad loc.): Gai. Inst. 4, 27: “antiquissimum in cibis hordeum, sicut Atheniensium ritu apparet et gladiatorum cognomine, qui hordearii vocabantur,Plin. 18, 7, 14, § 72: “pecunia ex qua hordeum equis erat comparandum ... dicebatur aes hordiarium,Gai. Inst. 4, 27. —
II. Like barley, i. e. inflated: “hunc eundem M. Coelius hordearium rhetorem appellat, deridens ut inflatum ac levem et sordidum,Suet. Rhet. 2.
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