Definition of aesculus, esculus
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LNS
aesculus, aesculī
(esculus, esculī)
φηγός, φαγεῖν, may be connected with edo = to eat, as fagus = beech, φηγός = oak, with φαγεῖν, but the diphthong presents a difficulty; v.
noun (f., 2nd declension)
  1. the tallest species of oak, the winter
  2. Italian oak, sacred to Jupiter
Abbreviations
aesculus (not esc-), i, f. may be connected with edo = to eat, as fagus = beech, φηγός = oak, with φαγεῖν, but the diphthong presents a difficulty; v. Curt. p. 187, the tallest species of oak, the winter or Italian oak (with edible acorns), sacred to Jupiter, Verg. G. 2, 16; 291; ef. Voss. ad h. l.: nec mollior aesculo, Hor. C. 3, 10, 17 al.
 
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