Definition of alauda
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alauda, alaudae
Celtic; lit. great songstress, from al, high, great, and aud, song; cf. the Fr. alouette; Breton. al'' choueder; v. Diefenbach in Zeitschriften fur vergl. Sprachf. IV. p. 391
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. The lark
Abbreviations
alauda, ae, f. Celtic; lit. great songstress, from al, high, great, and aud, song; cf. the Fr. alouette; Breton. al' choueder; v. Diefenbach in Zeitschriften fur vergl. Sprachf. IV. p. 391. The lark, Plin. 11, 37, 44, ยง 121.

— Alauda, the name of a legion raised by Caesar, in Gaul, at his own expense (prob. so called from the decoration of their helmet): unam (legionem) ex Transalpinis conscriptam, vocabulo quoque Gallico (Alauda enim appellabatur) civitate donavit, Suet. Caes. 24: cum legione Alaudarum ad urbem pergit, Cic. Att. 16, 8: Huc accedunt Alaudae ceterique veterani, id. Phil. 13, 2.
 
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