Roman cognomen ('small-eyed'). It appeared first in the family of the Livii, from the time of the Late Republic, and then also in the families of the Servii and the Sulpicii (the emperor Galba  for instance).
1 Degrassi, FCIR, 260
2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 239.
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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 24 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e827720>
First published online: 2006
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