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symbŏlus , i, m. (symbŏlum , i, n.,
I.v. infra), = σύμβολος or -ον, a sign or mark by which one gives another to understand any thing, a token, symbol (mostly anteand post-class.): per symbolos pecunias capere, Cato ap. Front. Ep. ad Antonin. 1, 2 fin.: “anulum Graeci a digitis appellavere: apud nos prisci ungulum vocabant: postea et Graeci et nostri symbolum,” i. e. a signet, Plin. 33, 1, 4, § 10: “miles hic reliquit symbolum, Expressam in cerā ex anulo suo imaginem,Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 53 sq.; 2, 4, 26 sq.; 2, 2, 4; 4, 7, 15; 4, 7, 106; id. Bacch. 2, 3, 29; 2, 3, 51; Just. 2, 12, 1.—Neutr.: “eorum quae pacta sunt symbola,App. Dogm. Plat. 2, p. 16, 9: “istic symbolum'st,Plaut. Ps. 2, 2, 53.—
II. = symbola, q. v.: “vacantes potibus et dantes symbola,Vulg. Prov. 23, 21.
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