Definitions

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  • n. a small civilian settlement outside a Roman fort

Etymologies

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Latin vīcus ("village").

Examples

  • *A vicus is a civilian settlement outside a military base, a sort of cross between a suburb and a shanty town.

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  • Then comes the "village," which St. Thomas called the vicus, made up of several families for the purpose of providing for those material needs which the family cannot fulfill.

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  • This is neither here nor in Pol. i. 1 the Aristotelian clanvillage, but the street of the medieval town, called vicus e.g., Vicus Straminis.

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  • This is an error; and wich is merely an Anglo-Saxon corruption of the Roman word vicus, as in Harwich.

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  • The civilian vicus, which is thought to date back to the first century AD, was discovered on agricultural land in Brougham close to the A66.

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  • The Professor quietly assumes without proof that Bonaven and Bannaventa are one and the same; that "vicus" is used in its secondary meaning of

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  • The primary meaning of "vicus" is a district, or a quarter of a city, and "villula" signifies "a little country seat" (Smith's "Latin and

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  • • Robert J. Douglas-Fairhurst, Fellow and Lecturer of Victorian and Modern Literature at Oxford University, Selects: "Riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs."

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  • Jim Joyce, umpire:   “A way a lone at last to the showers you commodius vicus bum!”

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  • "Adam Ibusanribaran Enbironzubakku Kyassurukobuhomu we have not please please see may be different for each cycle. commodius vicus was to find information."

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