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jăcŭlus , a, um, adj. jacio,
I.that is thrown (mostly subst.). So, rete jaculum and simply jaculum, a casting-net, fishingnet, Plaut. Truc. 1, 1, 14; id. As. 1, 1, 86; cf.: “hi jaculo pisces, illi capiuntur ab hamis,Ov. A. A. 1, 763.—Also of the net of the gladiator retiarius, Isid. Orig. 18, 54.— Hence, subst.: jăcùlus , i, m.
A. (Sc. serpens.) A serpent that darts from a tree on its prey: “jaculi volucres,Luc. 9, 720; 9, 822; Plin. 8, 23, 35, § 85.—
B. Jaculus (sc. funis or laqueus), a sling or noose which is thrown over the horns of oxen, a lasso, Col. 6, 2, 4 (al. laquei).
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