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Ramnes and Ramnenses , ĭum, m.
I. The Latin stock or tribe from whose union with the Taties (Sabines) and Luceres (Etruscans) sprang the most ancient Roman State; form Ramnes, usually applied to the tribe, Varr. L. L. 5, § 81 Müll.; Liv. 10, 6, 7; Prop. 4 (5), 1, 31; Ov. F. 3, 131; “but it is called Ramnenses,Varr. L. L. 5, § 55. —From them was named,
II. One of the three centuries of knights instituted by Romulus, usually called Ramnenses, Liv. 1, 13, 8; Cic. Rep. 2, 20, 36; but Ramnes in Liv. 1, 36, 2.—Hence, poet. for nobles of the olden time, Hor. A. P. 342.
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