Definition of funale
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Orthography ID = 2023407
1.
LNS
fūnāle, fūnālis
funalis
noun (n., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. A cord or thong of a sling
  2. A wax-torch or taper
  3. a chandelier
Abbreviations
fūnālis, e, adj. funis, consisting of or attached to a rope or cord: equus, an extra horse yoked to a chariot, but attached to it at the side of the others by a rope or trace, a trace-horse, Suet. Tib. 6; Stat. Th. 6, 462; Aus. Epit. 35, 10; Hyg. Fab. 183: cereus, a wax-torch, Val. Max. 3, 6, 4; called also candela, Serv. Verg. A. 11, 143; cf. II. B.

— Subst.: fūnāle, is, n. A cord or thong of a sling: funda media duo funalia imparia habebat, Liv. 42, 65, 10.

—More freq., A wax-torch or taper (cf.: taeda, fax, candela): funale λαμπάδιον, funalia δαλοί, Gloss. Philox.; cf. Isid. Orig. 20, 10, 5; Serv. Verg. A. 1, 727; 11, 143: C. Duilius delectabatur crebro funali et tibicine, Cic. de Sen. 13, 44: noctem flammis funalia vincunt, Verg. A. 1, 727: lucida, Hor. C. 3, 26, 7: clara, Sil. 6, 667.

— Transf., a chandelier, i. q. candelabrum, Ov. M. 12, 247; cf. Isid. Orig. 20, 10, 5.
 
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