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mĭsellus , a, um,
I.adj. dim. [miser], poor, wretched, unfortunate (rare, and with Cic. only in the epistolary style): “homo,Cic. Att. 3, 23, 6; id. Fam. 14, 4, 3: “o miselle passer,Cat. 3, 16.—As subst.: mĭsellus , i, m., a wretch, miserable fellow, Juv. 13, 213.—Esp., applied to the dead: “cum alicujus defuncti recordaris, misellum vocas eum,Tert. Test. Anim. 4; Petr. 65.—Of inanim. and abstr. things: “redactus sum usque ad hoc misellum pallium,Plaut. Rud. 2, 6, 65: “spes,Lucr. 4, 1096.
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