Falisci

Falisci
Fălisci, ōrum, m., a people of Etruria, on account of their relationship to the Aequi called also Aequi Falisci, Liv. 5, 26; Ov. Am. 3, 13, 35; Sil. 4, 223; Verg. A. 7, 695.— Their capital was called Fălisca, ae, f., Plin. 3, 5, 8, § 51; or Fălisci, ōrum, m., Eutr. 1, 18; or, as altered by the Romans, Falerii, v. h. v.—
II.
Derivv.: Făliscus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to Falerii:

ager,

Varr. R. R. 3, 16, 10; Liv. 10, 12:

herba,

Ov. F. 1, 84; id. Pont. 4, 4, 32:

venter,

a sort of haggess, a large sausage, Varr. L. L. 5, § 111 Müll.; Stat. S. 4, 5, 35; Mart. 4, 46, 8. —
B.
Subst.: fălisca, ae, f., a rack in a manger, Cato, R. R. 4, 1; 14, 1.

Lewis & Short Latin Dictionary, 1879. - Revised, Enlarged, and in Great Part Rewritten. . 2011.

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