Sentence Examples

  • QUIRITES (literally "spearmen"; see QuIRiNus), the earliest name of the burgesses of Rome.
  • Rev. xviii., p. 368) explains Quirinus as the oak-god (quercus), and Quirites as the men of the oaken spear.
  • Quintus is regularly transcribed /winos), and suggests that the initial sound may have been slightly modified so as to correspond with the pure Latin word quirites (spearmen).

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