Definition of angulus
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LNS
angulus, angulī
ἀγκύλος, cf. ἀγκύλος, crooked, bent, angular, Paul. ex Mull.; v. ango
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. an angle, a corner
  2. an angle
  3. A corner
  4. A retired, unfrequented place, a nook, corner, lurking-place
  5. A projection of the sea into the land, a bay, gulf
Abbreviations
angulus, i, m. cf. ἀγκύλος, crooked, bent, angular, Paul. ex Fest. p. 11 Mull.; v. ango, an angle, a corner. Lit. Math. t. t., an angle: angulus optusus, Lucr. 4, 355: angulus acutus, Plin. 12, 3, 29, § 50: meridianus circulus horizonta rectis angulis secat, Sen. Q. N. 5, 17; so, ad pares angulos ad terram ferri, at right angles, perpendicularly, Cic. Tusc. 1, 17, 40: Hoc ubi suffugit sensum simul angulus omnis, Lucr. 4, 360: figura, quae nihil habet incisum angulis, nihil anfractibus, Cic. N. D. 2, 18.

— A corner: hujus lateris alter angulus qui est ad Cantium, Caes. B. G. 5, 13: extremus, the extreme point, corner, Ov. M. 13, 884; Hor. S. 2, 6, 8; Plin. 37, 10, 66, § 178: arcae anguli, Vulg. Exod. 25, 12: quattuor anguli pallii, ib. Deut. 22, 12: hic factus est in caput anguli, the corner-stone, ib. Matt. 21, 42: anguli oculorum, the corners of the eyes, Cels. 6, 6, 31; Plin. 24, 14, 77, § 126: anguli parietum, the angles of walls, id. 2, 82, 84, § 197; so, murorum, Vulg. 2 Par. 26, 13: in angulis platearum, ib. Matt. 6, 5: quattuor anguli terrae, the four quarters of the earth, ib. Apoc. 7, 1.

— Transf. A retired, unfrequented place, a nook, corner, lurking-place: in angulum abire, * Ter. Ad. 5, 2, 10: nemo non modo Romae, sed nec ullo in angulo totius Italiae oppressus aere alieno fuit, quem etc., Cic. Cat. 2, 4 fin.: ille terrarum mihi praeter omnes Angulus ridet, Hor. C. 2, 6, 14: angulus hic mundi nunc me accipit, Prop. 5, 9, 65: gratus puellae risus ab angulo, Hor. C. 1, 9, 22; Vell. 2, 102, 3.

—Contemptuously, of the schools or places of private discussion, in contrast with public, practical life: quibus ego, ut de his rebus in angulis consumendi otii causā disserant, cum concessero, etc., Cic. de Or. 1, 13, 57: earum ipsarum rerum, quas isti in angulis personant, reapse, non oratione perfectio, id. Rep. 1, 2; Lact. 3, 16.

—On the contr. without contempt, in Seneca, Ep. 95.

—So also, detractingly, of a little country-seat, in opp. to the city: quod Angulus iste feret piper, that hole, said by the discontented steward, Hor. Ep. 1, 14, 23 (so without detraction: recessus, Juv. 3, 230).

—* Trop.: me ex hoc, ut ita dicam, campo aequitatis ad istas verborum angustias et ad omnes litterarum angulos revocas, into every strait, embarrassment (the figure is taken from a contest or game, in which one strives to get his antagonist into a corner), Cic. Caecin. 29.

— A projection of the sea into the land, a bay, gulf: Gallicus, Cato ap. Charis. p. 185 P.
 
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