Lewis and Short
Latin Lexicon


Gaetūli (Gētūli), ōrum, m., = Γαιτοῦλοι, a people of northwestern Africa, south of the Mauri and Numidae, in the modern Morocco, the Gœtulians, Mel. 1, 4, 4; 3, 10, 4; Plin. 5, 8, 8, § 43; Sall. J. 18, 9; 80, 1 al.—In sing.: Gaetūlus, i, m., the Gœtulian, collect., Luc. 4, 678.—

II Derivv.

A Gaetūlus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to the Gœtulians, Gœtulian: Syrtes, Verg. A. 5, 192; Hor. C. 2, 20, 15: leo, Verg. A. 5, 351; Hor. C. 1, 23, 10; cf. leaena, id. ib. 3, 20, 2: mapalia, Mart. 10, 20, 7; pastor, Plin. 8, 16, 21, § 54: murex,i. e. taken on the African coast, Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 181; Ov. F. 2, 319; cf. Plin. 9, 36, 60, § 127; hence, also, transf.: Gaetulisve magis fucaret vellus ahenis, Sil. 16, 177: Thetis, i. e. mare Libycum, Claud. Rapt. Pros. 1, 148.—

B Gaetūlĭa, ae, f., the country of the Gœtulians, Plin. 5, 4, 4, § 30; Varr. R. R. 2, 11, 11.—

C Gaetūlĭcus, a, um, adj., Gœtulian: purpura, Plin. 6, 31, 36, § 201: purpurissum, id. 35, 6, 26, § 45. —Subst.: Gaetūlĭcus, i, m., a surname of Cn. Cornelius Cossus Lentulus, the conqueror of the Gœtulians, Flor. 4, 12, 40; Tac. A. 4, 42; 46; 6, 30; Juv. 8, 26.