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mŏdŭlus , i, m. dim. modus,
I.a small measure, a measure (not in Cic. or Cæs.).
I. Lit.: “relinquitur de numero, quem faciunt alii majorem, alii minorem, nulli enim hujus moduli naturales,Varr. R. R. 2, 2, 20: “ab imo Ad summum moduli bipedalis,two feet high, Hor. S. 2, 3, 309.—Prov.: “metiri se quemque suo modulo ac pede,” i. e. to be content with his own condition, Hor. Ep. 1, 7, 98.—
3. In aqueducts, a watermeter: “est autem calix modulus aeneus, qui rivo, vel castello induitur: huic fistulae applicantur,Front. Aquaed. 36.—
4. Rhythmical measure, rhythm, music, time, metre, mode, melody: “moduli Lydii, Dorii, Phrygii,Plin. 7, 56, 57, § 204: “verborum,Gell. 5, 1, 1: “tibiarum modulis in proeliis uti,id. 1, 11, 1.—
II. Trop.: “cur non ponderibus modulisque suis ratio utitur?Hor. S. 1, 3, 78: ganeones, quibus modulus est vitae culina, measure, Varr. ap. Non. 119, 11.
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