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^trŭēlis , e (abl. patruele, Nep. Fragm. ap. Charis. p. 113 P.), adj. patruus,
I.of or descended from a father's brother (cf. consobrinus, descended from a mother's sister).
I. Lit.: patrueles marium fratrum filii; “consobrini ex duabus editi sororibus,Non. 557, 12: “item fratres patrueles, sorores patrueles, id est qui quaeve ex duobus fratribus progenerantur,Dig. 38, 10, 1, § 6; Gai. Inst. 3, 10: “frater tuus erat frater patruelis meus,Plaut. Poen. 5, 2, 109: “L. Cicero frater noster cognatione patruelis, amore germanus,my cousin by blood, my brother in affection, Cic. Fin. 5, 1, 1: “frater,id. Planc. 11, 27.—
B. Subst.: ^trŭēlis , is, comm., a father's brother's son or daughter, a cousin: “patruelis suus,his cousin, Suet. Dom. 15: “alterum e patruelibus,id. ib. 10: “patruelis nulla,Pers. 6, 52; Amm. 15, 8, 1. —
2. Transf., a father's sister's son, a cousin, Cic. Cael. 24, 60.—
II. Transf., of or belonging to a father's brother's child or children, of one's cousin or cousins (poet.): “patruelia regna,” i. e. of Danaus, Ov. H. 14, 61: patruelia dona, i. e. the arms of Achilles (whose father was the brother of Ajax's father), id. M. 13, 41: “origo,id. ib. 1, 352.
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