I.a Roman prœnomen; in writing, abbrev. P.; “e. g. P. Lentulus, to whom are addressed the letters,” Cic. Fam. 1, 1 sqq.; v. also Publilius, III.—Hence, Publĭānus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Publius: “sententia,” i. e. of Publius Syrus, Sen. Contr. 7, 18, 8 (where the better reading is Publilianae).
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Publius , ĭi, m.,