Definition of naevus
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LNS
naevus, naevī
for gnaevus, root gna, gen, of genus, gnatus, a mark born with one; cf.: natus, natura, etc.
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. a mole or wart
  2. a spot, blemish, fault
Abbreviations
naevus, i, m. for gnaevus, root gna-, gen-, of genus, gnatus, a mark born with one; cf.: natus, natura, etc., a mole or wart on the body. Lit.: naevus in articulo pueri... est corporis macula naevus, Cic. N. D. 1, 28, 79: egregio inspersos reprehendas corpore naevos, Hor. S. 1, 6, 67: nullus in egregio corpore naevus erit, Ov. Tr. 5, 13, 14; Plin. 22, 25, 67, § 137; 28, 4, 6, § 34.

— Trop., a spot, blemish, fault (late Lat.): naevi instar est, ut frater meus, etc., Symm. 3, 34 dub.
 
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