Definition of nassa, naxa
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LNS
nassa, nassae
(naxa, naxae)
no
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a wickerbasket with a narrow neck, for catching fish, a weel
  2. a snare, net
Abbreviations
nassa or naxa, ae, f. no, a wickerbasket with a narrow neck, for catching fish, a weel. Lit.: nassa est piscatorii vasi genus, quo, cum intravit piscis, exire non potest, Paul. ex Fest. p. 169 Mull.; Sil. 5, 47; Plin. 9, 37, 61, § 132: junci usus ad nassas marinas, id. 21, 18, 59, § 114: scarus inclusus nassis, id. 32, 2, 5, § 11: instrumento piscatoris legato, et retia et nassae ... debentur. Paul. Sent. 3, 6, 66.

— Trop., of a dangerous place, a snare, net: numquam ex istā nassā escam petam, Plaut. Mil. 2, 6, 98: ex hac naxā exire constitui, non ad fugam, sed ad spem mortis melioris, Cic. Att. 15, 20, 2: inclusus carcere nassae (aeger), Juv. 12, 123.
 
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