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prăsĭnus , a, um, adj., = πράσινος,
I.leek-green, prasinous: “pila prasina,Petr. 27: “color,Plin. 37, 10, 67, § 181: “de nostrā prasinā est synthesis empta toga,Mart. 10, 29, 4: “flabellum,id. 3, 82, 11: factio, the party of charioteers at the games who dressed in leek-green (v. factio), particularly favored by Caligula and Nero, Mart. 13, 78: cf. Suet. Calig. 55; and id. Ner. 22.—Hence, subst.: prăsĭnus , i, m., a charioteer of the leek-green party: “de prasino conviva loquatur,Mart. 10, 48, 23.—Also, a gem, Capitol. Max. J. 1.
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