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pătrŭus , a, um, adj. 1. patruus,
I.of or belonging to a father's brother, of an uncle (poet.): patruae verbera linguae, an uncle's, Hor C. 3, 12, 2: “ense cadit patruo,Ov. F. 4, 55 (al. patrui).—Comically in sup.: “patrue mi patruissime,my uncle, my best of uncles! Plaut. Poen. 5, 4, 24; 26.
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    • Plautus, Poenulus, 5.4
    • Ovid, Fasti, 4
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