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vĕtŭlus, a, um, adj. dim. [vetus], little old, old (class.)

I. Adj.: vetulus, decrepitus senex, Plaut. Merc. 2, 2, 43: gladiator, Cic. Quint. 7, 29: filia, id. Att. 13, 29, 1: equi, id. Lael. 19, 67: arbor (opp. novella), id. Fin. 5, 14, 39: Falernum, Cat. 27, 1: cornix, Hor. C. 4, 13, 25; cf. cadi, Mart. 13, 112, 2 et saep.—

II. Substt.

A. vĕtŭlus, i, m., a little old man, Plaut. Ep. 2, 2, 4.— Jocularly: mi vetule, my little old fellow, Cic. Fam. 7, 16, 1.—

B. vĕtŭla, ae, f., a little old woman, Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 118; Juv. 6, 241; Mart. 8, 79, 1.