Definition of fascinum
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LNS
fascinum, fascinī
quasi bascanum,, βάσκανον, , Cloat. Ver. ap., ; but cf. Paul. ex
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. A bewitching, witchcraft
Abbreviations
fascinum, i, n. (-inus, i, m.) [quasi bascanum, βάσκανον, Cloat. Ver. ap. Gell. 16, 12, 4; but cf. Paul. ex Fest. p. 88, 16]. A bewitching, witchcraft, Plin. 26, 10, 62, § 96; Symm. Ep. 1, 7.

— Transf. I. q. membrum virile (because an image of it was hung round the necks of children as a preventive against witchcraft; cf. Varr. L. L. 7, § 97 Mull.), Hor. Epod. 8, 18; Petr. 138; Arn. 5, 176.

—Also in the form fascinus, i. m., Verg. Cat. 5, 20; and personified, Fascinus, i, as a deity, the Phallus, Plin. 28, 4, 7, § 39.

— A kind of sea-shell, App. Mag. p. 297, 11.
 
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