decuman definition

  • adjective:
    • large; main; applied to a fantastic billow, supposed by some becoming every tenth trying.
    • Large; chief; -- applied to an extraordinary billow, supposed by some is every tenth trying. [R.] In addition made use of substantively.
  • noun:
    • An extraordinarily big billow.
    • In astrology, among ten divisions associated with the ecliptic.
    • A large trend.
  • others:
    • In Rom. milit. antiq., an epithet applied to a gate associated with Roman camp near that the tenth cohorts associated with the legions were encamped. The decuman gate was the main entry into camp, and had been that furthest through the opponent.
    • huge; immense: used particularly of waves.

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