Close Window

Lewis : casa

casa, căsa, ae, f. Sanscr. khad, to cover; cf.: cassis, castrum, any simple or poorly-built house, a cottage, hut, cabin, shed, etc., Varr. R. R. 2, 10, 6; Lucr. 5, 1011; 6, 1254; Cic. Tusc. 5, 34, 97; Vitr. 2, 1; Verg. E. 2, 29; Tib. 2, 1, 24 et saep.; Cic. Fam. 16, 18, 2; a small country-house, Mart. 6, 43; Caes. B. G. 5, 43 Herz.; Veg. Mil. 2, 10.—Of babyhouses, Hor. S. 2, 3, 247.

Casae, in late Lat. meton., a country estate, a farm, Cassiod. Var. 5, 14.

Prov.: ita fugias, ne praeter casam, i. e. do not run so far as to pass the safest hiding-place, in allusion to a game of hide-and-seek, Ter. Phorm. 5, 2, 3.

Esp.: casa Romuli, the thatched cottage of Romulus on the Capitoline Hill, Vitr. 2. 1; cf. Verg. A. 8, 654; Ov. F. 3, 183 sqq.