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Tălasĭo (Tălassĭo ), ōnis, or -lassĭus (Thăl- ), ii, m.,
I.a congratulatory exclamation to a bride, in use from the time of Romulus, like the Gr. Ὑμὴν ν̔μέναιε. Its meaning was unknown to the ancient writers themselves, but it was probably the name of the god of marriage, Liv. 1, 9, 12; Serv. Verg. A. 1, 651; Fest. pp. 351 and 350 Müll.; Cat. 61, 134; Mart. 1, 36, 6; 12, 42, 4; cf. “Becker, Gallus, 2, p. 17 (2d ed.).— In mal. part.,Mart. 12, 96, 5.
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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 1, 9.12
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