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ŭlŭla , ae, f. (sc. avis) [kindr. with Sanscr. ulūka; old Germ. uwila, ūla; new Germ. Eule; Engl. owl; cf. Gr. ὀλολύζω],
I.a screechowl whose cry was of ill omen, Varr. L. L. 5, 11, § 75 Müll.; Plin. 10, 12, 16, § 34; cf. id. 30, 13, 39, § 118; Verg. E. 8, 55.—Prov.: “homines eum pejus formidant quam fullo ululam,Varr. Sat. Men. 86, 4.
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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 10.34
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