ratitus


ratitus
ratītus, a, um (ratis), mit dem Bilde eines Floßes versehen, quadrans, Lucil. 1272 (aus Varro LL. 5, 44). Vgl. Fest. 274 (a), 16 sqq. Paul. ex Fest. 275, 3.

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