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paetus , a, um, adj. etym. dub.,
I.having leering eyes, with a cast in the eyes, blinking or winking with the eyes, blinkeyed; esp. as an epithet of Venus, prettily leering, with a pretty cast in her eyes, prettily blinking: paetus, μύωψ τοῖς ὄμμασιν, Gloss. Philox.: “uni animalium homini depravantur oculi: unde Strabonum et Paetorum cognomina,Plin. 11, 37, 55, § 150; “Plaut. Fragm. ap. Fest. s. v. valgos, p. 375 Müll.: strabonem Appellat paetum pater,Hor. S. 1, 3, 45.—Of Venus: non haec res de Venere paeta strabam facit? Varr. ap. Prisc. p. 684 P.: “si paeta est, Veneri similis,Ov. A. A. 2, 659: “Minerva flavo lumine est, Venus paeto,Auct. Priap. 37.
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