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mālus , i, m. by some referred to root mac-; Gr. μακρος; Lat. magnus; but perh. the same word with 2. malus, upright mast, pole, or beam.
I. In gen.: “malos exaequantes altitudinem jugi surrexit,Front. Strat. 3, 8, 3.—
II. Esp.
B. A standard or pole, to which the awnings spread over the theatre were attached, Lucr. 6, 110; Liv. 39, 7, 8.—
C. The beam in the middle of a wine-press, Plin. 18, 31, 74, § 317.—
D. The corner beams of a tower: “turrium mali,Caes. B. G. 7, 22, 4.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Caesar, Gallic War, 7.22.4
    • Cicero, Against Verres, 2.5.88
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 5.829
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 6.110
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 39, 7
    • Cicero, De Senectute, 6
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