Definition of adulescentulus, adolescentulus
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LNS
adulescentulus, adulescentulī
(adolescentulus, adolescentulī)
νεανίσκος
noun (m., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. a very young man
  2. a young soldier, a recruit
Abbreviations
adulescentulus (not adol-), i, m. dim. id., a very young man, = νεανίσκος (when 27 years old, Cicero calls himself adulescentulus, Or. 30; cf. Gell. 15, 28, and Quint. 12, 6. So Sall. C. 49 calls Caesar adulescentulus, although he was then 33, or perhaps 35 years old): neque admodum adulescentulust, Naev. Com. Rel. p. 11 Rib.; id. ib. p. 29: Rhodius adulescentulus, Ter. Eun. 3, 1, 33: modestissimus, Cic. Planc. 11; Vulg. Gen. 4, 23: adulescentulus et virgo, ib. Ezech. 9, 6.

—Also, a young soldier, a recruit, Cic. Rep. 1, 15 B.; cf. Nep. Paus. 4 and Ham. 1. Sometimes it indicates contempt: Proveniebant oratores novi, stulti adulescentuli, Naev. ap. Cic. Sen. 6, 20: imberbis adulescentulus, Cic. Dom. 14.
 
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