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Lewis : missus

missus,² missus, ūs, m. mitto, a sending away, a sending, despatching. Lit. missu Caesaris ad Ambiorigem ventitare consueverat, Caes. B. G. 5, 27: duas venisse legiones missu Caesaris, id. ib. 6, 7: Archippi regis missu, Verg. A. 7, 752: quae valido venit contorta falarica missu, Enn. ap. Non. 555, 15 (Ann. v. 534 Vahl.).

A throwing, hurling, launching: pilum, haud paulo quam hasta vehementius ictu missuque telum, Liv. 9, 19, 7 Weissenb. ad loc.: telorum, Auct. B. Hisp. 17, 3; 31, 1.

Transf. A cast, a shot: vix absunt nobis missus bis mille sagittae, Lucr. 4, 408.

In the public games, a course, a round, a heat: spectaculum multiplicatis missibus in serum produxit, Suet. Ner. 22; id. Dom. 4: unus est missus qui ordinarius dicitur, Schol. Juv. 11, 193.

At table, a course: novem libras carnis per tres missus ponebat, Capitol. Pert. 12; Lampr. Heliog. 30.