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cincinnus , i. m. kindr. with Gr. κίκιννος and Lat. cirrus; Sanscr. cicura, crinis, Bopp, Gloss. 124 a,
I.curled hair, a lock or curl of hair, Plaut. Truc. 2, 2, 32; Varr. R. R. 1, 31, 4; Cic. Pis. 11, 25.—
II. Trop., too artificial or elaborate oratorical ornament (cf. calamister, II.): “in oratoris aut in poëtae cincinnis ac fuco offenditur, quod, etc.,Cic. de Or. 2, 25, 100; Aug. ap. Suet. Aug. 86.
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    • Cicero, Against Piso, 11.25
    • Plautus, Truculentus, 2.2
    • Cicero, On Oratory, 2.25
    • Suetonius, Divus Augustus, 86
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