butubatta

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Compare Ancient Greek βατταλογέω (battalogéō)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

butubatta (plural only)

  1. trifles, worthless things
    • Sexti Pomei Festi De verborum significatione quae supersunt cum Pauli epitome. Emendata et annotata a Carolo Odofredo Muellero. Anno MDCCCXXXIX (1839), p. 36:
      Butubatta  Naevius pro nugatoriis posuit, hoc est, nullius dignationis.
    • Flavius Sosipater Charisius:
      Butubatta. Hoc Plautus pro nihilo et pro nugis posuit, ut in glossis veterum.

Inflection[edit]

No inflected forms are known from Classical sources.

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