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[28] Again, what of words whose spelling is at variance with their pronunciation? For instance C is used as an abbreviation for Gaius, and when inverted stands for a woman, for as we know from the words of the marriage service women used to be called Gaiae, just as men were called Gaii.1 Gnaeus

1 The bride used the formula ubi tu Gaius, ibi ego Gaia.

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