Etymology unclear; possibly non-Indo-European substrate.
fūsus m (genitive fūsi); second declension
- spinning wheel
Perfect passive participle of fundō (“pour out; found, smelt”).
fūsus m (feminine fūsa, neuter fūsum); first/second declension
- poured out, having been poured out, shed, having been shed
- founded, having been founded, made by smelting, having been made by smelting
- (figuratively) moistened, having been moistened, wet, having been wet
- extended, having been extended, spread out, having been spread out
- uttered, having been uttered
- “fusus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
- “fusus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
- Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- a running style: fusum orationis genus
- to follow up and harass the enemy when in flight: hostes (fusos) persequi
- ^ “fuso” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2