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Lewis : villa

villa villa (rustic, vella, Varr. R. R. 1, 2, 4), ae, f. dim. most prob. for vicula, from vicus, a country-house, country-seat, farm, villa. In gen., Ter. Heaut. 4, 4, 9; Col. 1, 6, 21; Cato, R. R. 4; Varr. R. R. 4, 4, 2; Cic. Rosc. Com. 12, 33; Poll. ap. Cic. Fam. 10, 33, 5; Hor. C. 2, 3, 18; 3, 22, 5; id. Epod. 1, 29.

In partic.: Villa Publica, in the Campus Martius, as the gathering-place, rendezvous for recruits, and of the people for the census, etc., Varr. R. R. 3, 2, 4; Cic. Att. 4, 16, 14; Liv. 4, 22, 7; 34, 44, 5; Flor. 3, 21, 24.—As the residence of foreign ambassadors, Liv. 30, 21, 12; 33, 24, 5.

= vicus, a village, App. M. 8, p. 209, 4.