lusus naturae

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lusus naturae

(ˈluːsʊs næˈtʊəriː)
n
a freak, mutant, or monster. Also called: lusus
[C17: Latin: whim of nature]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lusus naturae - a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformedlusus naturae - a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
leviathan - the largest or most massive thing of its kind; "it was a leviathan among redwoods"; "they were assigned the leviathan of textbooks"
mutant, mutation, sport, variation - (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
References in classic literature ?
The semblance of a human face to be formed on the side of a mountain, or in the fracture of a small stone, by a lusus naturae [freak of nature].
After much debate, they concluded unanimously, that I was only RELPLUM SCALCATH, which is interpreted literally LUSUS NATURAE; a determination exactly agreeable to the modern philosophy of Europe, whose professors, disdaining the old evasion of occult causes, whereby the followers of Aristotle endeavoured in vain to disguise their ignorance, have invented this wonderful solution of all difficulties, to the unspeakable advancement of human knowledge.
I was a lusus naturae, she affirmed, as a village schoolmistress: she was sure my previous history, if known, would make a delightful romance.
said Father Victor, 'or are you by way o' being a lusus naturae?
1999) sin mencionar el ojo grabado que es lo que distingue un relieve aprovechado de un lusus naturae.
4-40; Marzo; Orvieto and Brestolini; Longhi, Lusus, 1983, esp.
Contractor name : SOCIEDAD PRODUCTORA DE EVENTOS LUSUS PATAGONIA LIMITADA
ou as exemplares paginas 114-131 sobre "Affairs in the East: Armenia and Parthia"); esclarecem-se o significado e o alcance de instituicoes, magistraturas, honras, sacerdocios, praticas quotidianas e politicas (quaestura; consilium principis; ludi saeculares; lusus Troiae; insignia ou ornamenta quaestoria / praetoria / consularia / triumphalia; quindecimuiri sacris faciundis; lectio senatus, para so referir alguns casos); desambiguam-se conceitos (como mollitia e adulterium, p.
Priapeia sive diversorum poetarum in Priapum lusus or Sportive Epigrams on Priapus by divers poets in English verse and prose.
Among of his books that degraded the Arabs nation were Kitab al-Mathalib, Kitab Mathalib Bahilah and Kitab Lusus al-'Arab.
The concept of Naturae lusit (nature jokes) is remade as Lusus artefactae (playful making).
Facetus, qui iocos et lusus gestis et factis commendat, a faciendo dictus.