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Metĭus or Mettĭus (also Mettus), i, m., an Italian proper name.

  1. I. Metius (Mettius) Curtius, a Sabine chief, Liv. 1, 12 fin.; Varr. L. L. 5, § 149 Müll.
  2. II. Metius Fufetius (acc. to others, Mettus Fufetius), an Alban general, who was put to death by the command of Tullus Hostilius, Liv. 1, 23 sq.; Verg. A. 8, 642; Flor. 1, 3, 8.
    In gen. sing.: Mettoi Fubettoi, Enn. ap. Quint. 1, 5, 12 (Ann. v. 129 Vahl.; Halm, Mettoeo Fufettioeo).
  3. III. M. Metius, a friend of Ariovistus, Caes. B. G. 1, 47; 1, 53 fin.

Mettus (Mettĭus), i, m., a Sabine prænomen, prob. the title of a magistracy among the Albans (cf. medix, meddix), e. g. Mettus Curtius, Liv. 1, 12; 1, 23 sqq.; v. Metius.