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ŏvis , is (acc. ovim, Plaut. Merc. 3, 1, 26; al. ovem; abl. ovi, acc. to Varr. L. L. 8, § 66 Müll.), f. (m., Varr. ap. Non. 216, 23:
I.ovis mas,Varr. L. L. 5, 98; cf.: “ovis semimas,Ov. F. 1, 588; cf. Fest. p. 195 Müll.) [kindr. with Sanscr. avi, ovis; Lith. awi-s; Slav. ovjza; Gr. ὄϊς; cf. also Goth. avistr, ovile], a sheep (class.).
II. Transf.
A. Poet., wool: “et niveam Tyrio murice tingit ovem,Tib. 2, 4, 28.—
B. Sheep, for simpleton, ninny, fool, Plaut. Bacch. 5, 2, 3, q. v. 15.
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