Definition of merulus
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LNS
merulus, merulī
merula, merulus
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. a blackbird, ousel, merle
  2. A fish, the sea-carp
  3. A kind of hydraulic machine that produced a sound like the note of the blackbird
Abbreviations
merula, ae, f. (post-class. collat. form merulus, i, m., Auct. Carm. Philom. 13), a blackbird, ousel, merle. Lit.: evolare merulas, Cic. Fin. 5, 15, 42: ut merula, quia sola volat, quasi mera volans nominaretur, Quint. 1, 6, 38; cf. Plin. 10, 29, 42, § 80; 10, 30, 45, § 87; 10, 53, 74, § 147.

— Transf. A fish, the sea-carp: merulae virentes, Ov. Hal. 114; cf. Plin. 32, 11, 53, § 149.

— A kind of hydraulic machine that produced a sound like the note of the blackbird, Vitr. 10, 12.
 
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