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From con- (with, together) + manus (hand).


comminus (not comparable)

  1. in close combat, in close contest, hand-to-hand
  2. close up or at hand, near to; immediately


  • comminus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • comminus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • comminus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to use javelins at a distance, swords at close quarters: eminus hastis, comminus gladiis uti
    • to fight with swords at close quarters: gladio comminus (opp. eminus) rem gerere