Definition of crus
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Orthography ID = 1003805
1.
LEM
crūs, crūris
1 CEL-
noun (n., 3rd declension)
  1. the leg, shank, shin
  2. foot
  3. [plural] props, pillars
Abbreviations
crūs ūris, n 1 CEL-, the leg, shank, shin: crura suffringere: dimidium, broken, Iu.: medium impediit crus Pellibus, H.: (equus) iactat crura, V.

—The legs of crucified criminals were broken

— hence, prov.: perire eum non posse, nisi ei crura fracta essent, he that is born to be hanged, etc.

— A foot: Laeva crura Lilybaeo premuntur (poet. plur.), O.

—Plur, props, pillars: ponticuli, Ct.
 
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