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Lewis : lancea

lancea, lancĕa, ae, f. λόγχη, acc. to Paul. ex Fest. p. 118 Müll.; acc. to Varr. ap. Gell. 15, 30 fin., of Spanish origin, a light spear, with a leather thong fastened to the middle of it, a lance, spear (cf.: telum, spiculum, hastile, pilum, jaculum, etc.): Suevi lanceis configunt, Sisenn. ap. Non. 556, 8: lancea infesta ... medium femur trajecit voluseni, Hirt. B. G. 4, 48: ceteri sparos aut lanceas portabant, Sall. C. 56, 3: Romanus miles missili pilo aut lanceis assultans, Tac. H. 1, 79; 3, 27: lata, i. e. with a broad head, Verg. A. 12, 375; Suet. Claud. 35: cujus torta manu commisit lancea bellum, Luc. 7, 472; Just. 24, 5: haec, duas lanceas dextra praeferens, Curt. 6, 5, 26: mihi non parvam incussisti sollicitudinem, injecto non scrupulo, sed lancea, ne sermones nostros anus illa cognoscat, i. e. great dread, App. M. 1, p. 107, 5.