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  • "Subulo, lanista and hister, for instance, are masculine nouns borrowed from Etruscan."

    The etymology of Latin tofus 'tufa' isn't written in stone

  • Subulo, lanista and hister, for instance, are masculine nouns borrowed from Etruscan.

    The etymology of Latin tofus 'tufa' isn't written in stone

  • The man was crude and thick-skinned enough not to mind having a job descriptiongladiatorial school owner (lanista, in Latin)that Romans compared to butcher (lanius) or pimp (leno).

    The Spartacus War

  • Vatia was a lanista, an entrepreneur who bought and trained gladiators, whom he then hired out to the producers of gladiatorial games.

    The Spartacus War

  • Unfamiliar classical terms such as ludus, lanista and the numerous arena fighting styles are explained at first use, and can usually be worked out from context.

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  • Horrified, Marcus negotiates to buy her from the lanista who owns her.

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  • Marcus knows that Lelia had to sell herself to the lanista and fight in the arena to survive but what she keeps from him is the fact that she bore a child, now lost.

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  • Some linguists link fenestra with Gk. verb phainein “to show;” others see in it an Etruscan borrowing, based on the suffix -stra, as in L. loan-words aplustre “the carved stern of a ship with its ornaments,” genista “the plant broom,” lanista “trainer of gladiators.”

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  • The lanista was standing in the centre of a modest room while one slave poured what looked to be water into a beaker he held ready, and another crouched at his feet removing his outdoor boots.

    Two For The Lions

  • The lanista matched my tone: “Oh it was quite informal.”

    Two For The Lions

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