Definition of acus
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1.
LNS
acus, acī
1. acus
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. a kind of sea-fish with a pointed snout, the hornpike or gar-pike
Abbreviations
acus, i, m. 1. acus, a kind of sea-fish with a pointed snout, the hornpike or gar-pike (Gr. βελόνη): acus sive belone unus piscium, etc., Plin. 9, 51, 76, § 166: et satius tenues ducere credis acos, Mart. 10, 37, 6; cf. Plin. 32, 11, 53, § 145, where belonae again occurs. (Some read una for unus in the passage from Plin., and acūs for acos in Mart., as if these forms belonged to 1. acus.)
 
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