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maccus , i, m. cf. Sanscr. mūkas, dumb; Gr. μῶκος, mockery; also Μῶμος,
I.a buffoon, punchinello, macaroni, in the Atellane plays: “in Atellana Oscae personae inducuntur, ut maccus,Diom. p. 488 P.; cf. Inscr. Orell. 2621.—
II. Transf., a simpleton, blockhead: “macci et buccones,App. Mag. p. 325, 30.
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