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Navĭus , ii, m.,
I.a Roman proper name. Especially celebrated is Attus Navius, an augur under Tarquinius Priscus, who cut a stone in two with a razor, Liv. 1, 36; Cic. N. D. 2, 3, 9; id. Div. 1, 17, 31 sq.; Plin. 15, 18, 20, § 77.—Hence, Navĭus , a, um, adj., Navian: “Navia ficus,a fig-tree in the Comitium at Rome, on the spot where Navius cut the stone in two with a razor. As long as it flourished Roman liberty was to endure, Plin. 15, 18, 20, § 77; Paul. ex Fest. p. 169 Müll.
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