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sĭngŭlārĭus , a, um, adj. singularis.
I. Lit., single, separate, alone of its kind, peculiar (ante- and post-class. for the class. singularis; but cf. infra, adv.): homo unicā est naturā ac singulariā, Turp. ap. Non. 491, 2: litterae, i. e. abbreviations (syn. sigla), Gell. 17, 9, 2: catenae, perh. of a single ply, = simplices (or of a pound weight, i. e. light; opp. istas majores, v. 4; cf.: “centenariae ballistae),Plaut. Capt. 1, 2, 3.—*
II. Remarkable, extraordinary, singular: “homines singulariae velocitatis,Gell. 9, 4, 6. —* Adv.: singŭlārĭē = singulariter: “singularie pro singulariter quasi unice, Cicero, ut Maximus notat,Charis. p. 195 P.
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