Definition of naucus
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LNS
naucus, naucī
etym. dub.; cf. hugae
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. something slight or trivial, a trifle
  2. to value at nothing
  3. of no value, good for nothing
Abbreviations
naucum, i, n., or naucus, i, m. etym. dub.; cf. hugae, something slight or trivial, a trifle: naucum ait Ateius Philologus poni pro nugis. Cincius, quod in oleae nucis, quod intus sit. Aelius Stilo omnium rerum putamen. Glossematorum autem scriptores fabae grani quod haereat in fabulo. Quidam ex Graeco quod sit ϝαὶ καὶ οὐχί, levem hominem significari. Quidam nucis juglandis, quam Verrius jugulandam vocat, medium velut dissaepimentum. Plautus in Parasito pigro: Ambo magnā laude lauti, postremo ambo sumus non nauci. Item in Mostellaria: Quod id esse dicam verbum nauci, nescio; et in Truculento: Amas hominem non nauci; et Naevius in Tunicularia: Ejus noctem nauco ducere (to value at nothing); et Ennius: Illuc nugator nili, non nauci'st homo, Paul. ex Fest. p. 166 Mull. (Enn. Com. v. 10 Vahl.).

—Besides the preceding example from Naevius, non nauci (habere, facere, or esse, used only in the genitive with a negative), of no value, good for nothing (cf.: flocci habeo): non habeo denique nauci Marsum augurem, esteem lightly, value not a straw, Cic. Div. 1, 58, 132: homo timidus nauci non erit, Plaut. Most. 5, 1, 1: homo non nauci, id. Truc. 2, 7, 50: hoc servum meum non nauci facere esse ausum? id. Bacch. 5, 1, 16.
 
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