Quirites sentence example
- QUIRITES (literally "spearmen"; see QuIRiNus), the earliest name of the burgesses of Rome.
- Rev. xviii., p. 368) explains Quirinus as the oak-god (quercus), and Quirites as the men of the oaken spear.
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- Quintus is regularly transcribed /winos), and suggests that the initial sound may have been slightly modified so as to correspond with the pure Latin word quirites (spearmen).
- Combined in the phrase "populus Romanus Quirites (or Quiritium)" it denoted the individual citizen as contrasted with the community.Advertisement