Definition of novacula
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LNS
novācula, novāculae
novo
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a sharp knife
  2. A razor
  3. A dagger
  4. the name of a fish
Abbreviations
novācula, ae, f. novo, a sharp knife. Lit.: cutem raporum novaculā decerpere, Col. 12, 56, 1; Plin. 22, 23, 47, § 99.

— Esp. A razor: ut ex novaculā comperistis, tonsor est, Petr. 103: aream (capitis) novaculā radere, Cels. 6, 4: nudare caput, Mart. 2, 66, 7: secare fauces, Suet. Calig. 23; Plin. 29, 6, 34, § 107: Tarquinius dixit, se cogitāsse, cotem novaculā posse praecidi, Cic. Div. 1, 17, 32; cf. Liv. 1, 36; Val. Max. 1, 4, 1.

— A dagger: stringitur in densā nec caeca novacula turbā, Mart. 7, 61, 7.

— Transf., the name of a fish, otherwise unknown, Plin. 32, 2, 5, § 14.
 
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