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spădo , ōnis, m., = σπάδων.
I. Lit., one who has no generative power, an impotent person (whether by nature or by castration; “hence more gen. Than castratus),Dig. 50, 16, 128; 23, 3, 39; 28, 2, 6; 1, 7, 2; 40, 2, 14; “opp. castratus,Just. Inst. 1, 11, 9. —Of horses, Veg. 6, 7, 2.—
B. In partic., a castrated person, a eunuch, Liv. 9, 17, 16; Quint. 11, 3, 19; Plin. 13, 4, 9, § 41; Hor. Epod. 9, 13; Juv. 14, 91 al.
II. Transf., of unfruitful or seedless plants, Col. 3, 10, 15; Plin. 13, 4, 8, § 38; of a reed without down, id. 16, 36, 66, § 170.
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