Lewis & Short

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1. căpĭto, ōnis, m. amplif. [caput], one that has a large head, big-headed.

  1. I. Lit., Cic. N. D. 1, 29, 80.
  2. II. Transf.
    1. A. A sea-fish with a large head, called also cephalus, Cato, R. R. 158, 1.
    2. B. A kind of fish with a large head: Cyprinus dobula, Linn.; Aus. Mos. 85.

2. Căpĭto, ōnis, m., a Roman cognomen, Atteius Capito; v. Atteius.; esp. in the gens Sestia; v. Fast. Capitol. ap. Grut. 289; and sarcastically, a name given to parasites, Plaut. Pers. 1, 2, 8; v. the commentt. ad h. l.