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Lentŭlus, i, m., a surname of a distinguished family in the gens Cornelia.

A. Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus, consul 682 A. U. C., Cic. Balb. 8, 19; 14, 33; id. Verr. 2, 2, 39, 95.—

B. Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus, consul 698 A. U. C., Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 1, 2; 2, 6, 5; id. Brut. 70, 247.—

C. L. Cornelius Lentulus Crus, consul 705 A. U. C., Cic. Phil. 2, 21, 51; Hirt. B. G. 8, 50.—

D. P. Cornelius Lentulus Sura, one of Catiline's fellow-conspirators, Cic. Cat. 3, 3 sq.; Sall. C. 46.—

E. P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, the elder, a friend of Cicero, Cic. Fam. 13, 48; id. Brut. 77, 268; Juv. 7, 95.—

F. P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, son of the preceding, Cic. Fam. 1, 7, 11; 7, 26, 2; id. Att. 14, 11, 2.—Hence,

II. Len-tŭlĭtas, ātis, f., the name or nobility of a Lentulus, qs. Lentulity (a comically formed word of Cicero): Appietas (the nobility of an Appius) aut Lentulitas, Cic. Fam. 3, 7, 5.