legiō ōnis, f 1 LEG-, a body of soldiers, legion (containing 10 cohorts of foot-soldiers and 300 cavalry, in all between 4200 and 6000 men. These were Roman citizens; only on pressing necessity were slaves admitted. The legions were numbered in the order of their levy, but were often known by particular names): cum legione secundā ac tertiā, L.: Martia.
—Plur, legions, soldiers: Bruttiae Lucanaeque legiones, L.
—An army, large body of troops: Cetera dum legio moratur, V.: de colle videri poterat legio, V.