1. The hilt of a sword, which was frequently much ornamented. (Verg. A. 2.553
, &c.) [GLADIUS
] The handles of knives were also elaborately carved; and
of the beautiful work-manship sometimes bestowed on them, a judgment may be
formed from the three specimens
Capuli, ancient knife-handles.
here introduced. (Montfaucon, Ant.
iii.. 122, pl. 61.)
2. The handle of a plough (Ov. Pont. 1.8
), of which the usual name was
p. 160 a.]
3. A bier or coffin. [FUNUS