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nāsūtus , a, um, adj. nasus,
I.that has a large nose, large-nosed (perh. not anteAug.).
I. Lit.: “depygis, nasuta,Hor. S. 1, 2, 93: “manus,the elephant's trunk, Cassiod. Var. 10, 30.—
II. Trop., sagacious, witty, satirical, censorious: “nasutus nimium cupis videri: nasutum volo, nolo polyposum,Mart. 12, 37, 1; id. 13, 2, 1: “nil nasutius est,id. 2, 54, 5: “homo nasutissimus,Sen. Suas. 7 med.—Hence, adv.: nāsūtē , satirically, scornfully, wittily, sarcastically: “tu qui nasute scripta destringis mea,Phaedr. 4, 7, 1: “nasute negare,Sen. Ben. 5, 6, 5 (dub.; al. vafre).
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