Definition of nanus
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1.
LNS
nānus, nānī
nanus
νάννος
noun (m., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. a dwarf
  2. A small horse
  3. A low, shallow water-vessel
Abbreviations
nānus, i, m., = νάννος and νᾶνος (cf. Gell. 19, 13, 2 sq.); in vulg. lang., a dwarf (pure Lat. pumilio): interrogatum a quodam nano, Suet. Tib. 61; Prop. 4 (5), 8, 41; Juv. 8, 32.

— In fem.: nāna, ae, a female dwarf: nanos et nanas et moriones populo donavit, Lampr. Alex. Sev. 34.

— Transf. A small horse, Helv. Cinn. ap. Gell. 19, 13, 5; cf. id. ib. § 4.

— A low, shallow water-vessel: vas aquarium vocant futim ... quo postea accessit nanus cum Graeco nomine, et cum Latino nomine, Graecā figurā barbatus, Varr. L. L. 5, § 119 Mull.; cf. Paul. ex Fest. p. 176 ib.
 
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