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vervactum, i, n. [vervago], fallow ground, a fallow field, Cato, R. R. 27; Varr. R. R. 1, 44, 2; Col. 11, 2, 32; 11, 2, 52; Plin. 18, 19, 49, § 176; Pall. 4, 2.

vervăgo, ĕre, v. a. [etym. unknown; acc. to Plin. 18, 19, 49, § 176, from ver-ago], to break up land, i. e. to plough land for the first time after its lying fallow: agros, Col. 11, 2, 8.

Vervēcĕus (-cĭus), i, m. [vervex], that has the form of a wether, an epithet of Jupiter Ammon, Arn. 5, 171; Inscr. Murat. 1043, 3.

vervēcīnus, a, um, adj. [vervex], of a wether: pellis, Lampr. Comm. 1: caput, Arn. 5, 157.

vervex (berbex and verbex), ēcis, m., a wether.

  1. I. Lit., Varr. L. L. 5, § 98 Müll.; id. ap. Non. 189, 30; Plaut. Capt. 4, 2, 40; Cic. Leg. 2, 22, 55.
  2. II. Transf., a name for a stupid fellow, qs. mutton-head, Plaut. Merc. 3, 3, 6; Auct. ap. Sen. Const. 17, 1; Juv. 10, 50.