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vernācŭlus, a, um, adj. [verna].

I. (Acc. to verna, I.) Of or belonging to homeborn slaves.

A. Adj.: multitudo, the rabble of slaves, Tac. A. 1, 31; so, plebs, Tert. Apol. 35.—

B. Substt.: vernācŭli, ōrum, m. (acc. to verna, I.), buffoons, jesters (postAug. and rare), Mart. 10, 3, 1; Suet. Vit. 14.—

2. vernācŭla, ae, f., a female household slave (late Lat.), Mart. Cap. 8, 804: filius quem susceperat ex vernaculā, Ambros. Abrah. 1, 7, 65.—

II. (Acc. to verna, II.) Native, domestic, indigenous, vernacular, i. e. Roman (the class. signif. of the word): aquatilium vocabula partim sunt vernacula partim peregrina, Varr. L. L. 5, 77 Müll.: volucres, id. R. R. 3, 5, 7: equi, Plin. 37, 13, 77, 202: vites (with peculiares), id. 14, 2, 4, 24: putatio, id. 17, 23, 35, 208: gallinae, Col. 8, 2, 5: pecus, id. 7, 3, 13: imago antiquae et vernaculae festivitatis, Cic. Fam. 9, 15, 2: sapor, inborn, innate, id. Brut. 46, 172: crimen domesticum ac vernaculum, invented by the accuser himself, id. Verr. 2, 3, 61, 141; cf. consilium, Plaut. Poen. 4, 2, 105.—

B. Natural, common (late Lat.): paupertas olim philosophiae vernacula est, App. Mag. 18, p. 285, 13.