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singŭli, ae, a (in sing. only ante- and post-class.; v. infra), num. distr. adj. [cf. simul, v. simplex].

I. One to each, separate, single (opp. universi; for syn. cf.: privus, unusquisque): vini in culleos singulos quadragenae et singulae urnae dabuntur, Cato, R. R. 148, 1: ut ad denas capras singulos parent hircos, Varr. R. R. 2, 3 fin.: binae singulis quae datae nobis ancillae, Plaut. Poen. 1, 2, 12: describebat censores binos in singulas civitates, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 53, 133: duodena describit in singulos homines jugera, id. Agr. 2, 31, 85: filiae singulos filios parvos habentes, each one a boy, Liv. 40, 4, 2: croci, myrrhae, singulorum (tantum), etc., of each, Cels. 6, 11: singuli singulorum deorum sacerdotes, a priest to each god, Cic. Leg. 2, 12, 29: quos ex omni copiā singuli singulos delegerant, Caes. B. G. 1, 48; 2, 20: si singuli singulos aggressuri fueritis, Liv. 6, 18, 6 et saep.—Sing.: nummo singulo multabatur (for which, shortly before: poena erat nummus unus sestertius), Gell. 18, 13, 6.—

b. In dies singulos, adverb., from day to day, every day, daily; cottidie vel potius in dies singulos breviores litteras ad te mitto, Cic. Att. 5, 7, 1: crescit in dies singulos hostium numerus, id. Cat. 1, 2, 5; id. Att. 2, 22, 3.—

II. In gen., single, separate, individual: populus rationi (obtemperare debet), nos singuli populo, Varr. L. L. 9, 6 Müll.: honestius eum (agrum) vos universi quam singuli possideretis, Cic. Agr. 2, 31, 85: antepono singulis (generibus rei publicae) illud, quod conflatum fuerit ex omnibus, id. Rep. 1, 35, 54: refert, qui audiant ... frequentes an pauci an singuli, id. de Or. 3, 55, 211: ut conquisitores singuli in subsellia Eant, Plaut. Am. prol. 65: singulorum dominatus, Cic. Rep. 1, 39, 61; 1, 40, 63; 2, 1, 2 et saep.: proderit per se ipsum secedere: meliores erimus singuli, alone, Sen. Ot. Sap. 1, 1 (id. Vit. Beat. 28, 2): quod est miserrimum, numquam sumus singuli, id. Q. N. 4, 2 praef.Sing. (for the class. unus or singularis): attat singulum video vestigium, a single trace, Plaut. Cist. 4, 2, 34: de caelo et tritico non infitias eo, quin singulo semper numero dicenda sint, in the singular number, Gell. 19, 8, 5: semel unum singulum est, Varr. ap. Non. p. 171, 20 al.; cf. Mart. Cap. 3, 325.