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mŏnēdŭla , ae, f.,
I.a jackdaw, daw, Corvus monedula, Linn.: “examina graculorum monedularum, cui soli avi furacitas auri argentique praecipue mira est,Plin. 10, 29, 41, § 77; 17, 14, 22, § 99. Acc. to the myth, the nymph Arne was turned into a daw, for having betrayed her country for gold, Ov. M. 7, 465 sq.—Prov.: “non plus aurum tibi quam monedulae committebant,Cic. Fl. 31, 76.—As a term of endearment, Plaut. As. 3, 3, 103; cf. id. Capt. 5, 4, 5.
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