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Lewis : pessulus

pessulus, pessŭlus, i, m. (neutr. collat. form in plur. pessula, Paul. Nol. Carm. 18, 412) [ πάσσαλος ], a bolt (ante- and post-class.): occlude sis fores ambobus pessulis, Plaut. Aul. 1, 2, 25: pessuli, heus pessuli, vos saluto, id. Curc. 1, 2, 60: pessulum ostio obdo, shoot the bolt, lock the door, Ter. Eun. 3, 5, 55: foribus, id. Heaut. 2, 3, 37: pessulos inicere, to shoot the bolts, App. M. 3, p. 135, 39; 1, p. 107, 12; p. 108, 24: aperire: pessulum ostii mei aperui dilecto meo, Vulg. Cant. 5, 6.