Definition of festuca
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LNS
festūca, festūcae
festuca
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a stalk, stem, straw
  2. A rod with which slaves were touched in the ceremony of manumission
  3. a straw-like weed which grows among barley, also called
  4. A trifle, particle, mote
Abbreviations
festūca, ae, f., a stalk, stem, straw. Lit. In gen.: qui homo in pratis per fenisecta festucas corradit, Varr. L. L. 5, § 136; Col. 8, 15, 6; Plin. 10, 41, 57, § 116; 18, 27, 67, § 254.

— A rod with which slaves were touched in the ceremony of manumission: qui vindicabat festucam tenebat ... et homini imponebat, Gai. Inst. 4, 16; cf.: vindicta, A.: quid? ea ingenuan' an festuca facta e serva libera'st? Plaut. Mil. 4, 1, 15; id. Pers. 5, 175.

— Transf., a straw-like weed which grows among barley, also called aegilops, Plin. 18, 17, 44, § 155.

— A trifle, particle, mote: in oculo fratris, Vulg. Matt. 7, 3; id. Luc. 6, 41.
 
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