Definition of Lituus. Meaning of Lituus. Synonyms of Lituus

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Definition of Lituus

Lituus
Lituus Lit"u*us, n.; pl. Litui. [L.] 1. (Rom. Antig.) (a) A curved staff used by the augurs in quartering the heavens. (b) An instrument of martial music; a kind of trumpet of a somewhat curved form and shrill note. 2. (Math.) A spiral whose polar equation is r^2[theta] = a; that is, a curve the square of whose radius vector varies inversely as the angle which the radius vector makes with a given line.

Meaning of Lituus from wikipedia

- undertaking. The lituus was also used as a symbol of office for the college of the augurs to mark them out as a priestly group. The ancient lituus was an Etruscan...
- describes a medieval musical instrument; for other uses see Lituus. The medieval lituus was a musical instrument of an indeterminate nature, known only...
- Weisstein, Eric W. "Lituus". MathWorld.  Interactive example using JSXGraph O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Lituus", MacTutor History of Mathematics...
- scholars believed that the alphorn had been derived from the Roman-Etruscan lituus, because of their resemblance in shape, and because of the word liti, meaning...
- Longinus and Lentulus Spinther, depicting the crowned head of Liberty and on the reverse a sacrificial jug and lituus. From the military mint in Smyrna...
- O: diademed head of Ancus Marcius, lituus behind R: equestrian statue on 5 arches of aqueduct (Aqua Marcia) PHILIPPVS A-Q-V-A-(MAR) Silver denarius struck...
- instruments were used by aeneators, including the buccina, cornu, tuba, and lituus. In addition to their roles within battle, aeneators would also be used...
- Opisthostoma lituus is a species of air-breathing land snail with an operculum, a terrestrial gastropod mollusk in the family Diplommatinidae. This species...
- Longinus and Lentulus Spinther, depicting the crowned head of Liberty and on the reverse a sacrificial jug and lituus, from the military mint in Smyrna...
- Denarius (42 BC) issued by C****ius Longinus and Lentulus Spinther, depicting the crowned head of Libertas, with a sacrificial jug and lituus on the reverse...
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