Definition of leuca, leuga
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Orthography ID = 2032555
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LNS
leuca, leucae
(leuga, leugae)
Letus, a Celtic word, whence the Fr. lieue
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a Gallic mile of
  2. Roman paces, a league
Abbreviations
Letus, i, m., a mountain in Liguria, Liv. 41, 18; Val. Max. 1, 5. †† leuca (leuga), ae, f. a Celtic word, whence the Fr. lieue, a Gallic mile of 1500 Roman paces, a league: Λεύκη μέτρον τι Γαλακτικόν, Hesych.: leuca finitur passibus mille quingentis, Isid. Orig. 15, 16: cum et Latini mille passus vocent, et Galli leucas, et Persae parasangas, et rastas universa Germania, Hier. in Joel, 3, 18: exinde non millenis passibus sed leugis itinera metiuntur, Amm. 15, 11, 17: quarta leuga signabatur et decima, id est unum et viginti millia passuum, id. 16, 12, 8; cf. also Inscr. Orell. 1018; 1019; 5063.
 
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