Definition of Bruttius
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LNS
Bruttius, Bruttia, Bruttium
Bruttii
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. of the Bruttii
Abbreviations
Bruttii (in MSS. also Brutii, Brut-ti, and Brittii), ōrum, m., = Βρέττιοι Polyb., Βρούττιοι Steph., the Bruttii, the inhabitants of the southern point of Italy, Mel. 2, 4, 2; Caes. B. C. 1, 30; Liv. 22, 61, 11 al.

—In sing.: Bruttius, ii, m., a Bruttian, collect., Liv. 31, 7, 11; Flor. 1, 18, 27; Sil. 8, 570; 11, 10.

— Meton., the country of the Bruttii, Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 2: in Bruttiis, Cic. Rosc. Am. 46, 132; id. Caecin. 19, 54; Caes. B. C. 1, 30; Liv. 32, 1, 7: ex Bruttiis, id. 32, 1, 11; Gell. 10, 3 fin.: in Bruttios, Liv. 34, 53, 1.

— Derivv. Brutti-us, a, um, adj., of the Bruttii: ager, the country of the Bruttii, Bruttium, Liv. 27, 51, 13; Mel. 2, 7, 14; Plin. 3, 5, 10, § 71: promunturium, Mel. 2, 4, 8 and 9: angulus, Flor. 3, 20, 13: litus, Plin. 3, 5, 10, § 72: pontus, Sen. Thyest. 578: tellus, Col. 10, 139: saxa, Pers. 6, 27: pira, Plin. 15, 15, 16, § 56: pix (prepared there, of the best quality), Col. 12, 18, 7; Plin. 16, 11, 22, § 53; 24, 7, 23, § 37; Veg. 6, 14, 1; and absol. Bruttia, Calp. Ecl. 5, 8.

— Bruttiānus (Brutiān-), a, um, adj., of the Bruttii: caules, Plin. 19, 8, 41, § 141.

—Subst.: Brut-tiāni, ōrum, m., a class of servants to the magistrates: Bruttiani dicebantur, qui officia servilia magistratibus praestabant; eo quod hi primum se Hannibali tradiderant et cum eo perseveraverant usque dum recederet de Italiā, Fest. p. 26; Cato ap. Gell. 10, 3, 17; cf. the expl. of the term by Gell. l. l. § 18 sq.

— Adj.: Bruttianae parmae dicebantur scuta, quibus Bruttiani sunt usi, Fest. p. 26.

— Bruttātes bilingues Ennius dixit, quod Bruttii et Osce et Graece loqui soliti sint, Paul. ex Fest. p. 35 Mull. (Ann. v. 488 Vahl.).
 
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