Definition of uncus
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LNS
uncus, uncī
ἀγκών, ὄγκος, Sanscr. root ak, ankami, bend; Gr. ἀγκών, ὄγκος; cf.: ancus, ungulus
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. a hook, barb
  2. an anchor
  3. A hook that was fastened to the neck of condemned criminals, and by which they were dragged to the Tiber
  4. A surgical instrument
Abbreviations
uncus, i, m. Sanscr. root ak, ankami, bend; Gr. ἀγκών, ὄγκος; cf.: ancus, ungulus, a hook, barb. In gen., Liv. 30, 10, 16; Col. 3, 18, 2: ferrei, Cato, R. R. 10; 13.

—As an attribute of Necessitas, Hor. C. 1, 35, 20.

—Poet., an anchor, Val. Fl. 2, 428.

— In partic. A hook that was fastened to the neck of condemned criminals, and by which they were dragged to the Tiber, Cic. Phil. 1, 2, 5; id. rab. Perd. 5, 16; Ov. Ib. 168; Juv. 10, 66; cf.: et bene cum fixum mento discusseris uncum, Nil erit hoc: rostro te premet ansa suo, Prop. 4 (5), 1, 141.

— A surgical instrument, Cels. 7, 29.
 
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