Lewis & Short

Parsing inflected forms may not always work as expected. If the following does not give the correct word, try Latin Words or Perseus.

1. casnar, in the lang. of the Osci, an old man, Varr. L. L, 7, § 29, p. 86 Bip.; Paul. ex Fest. p. 47 Müll. Here belongs the fragment of Varr. ap. Non. p. 86, 20: cum more majorum ultro carnales arripiunt, where others prefer the reading casnares; cf. Momms. Unt. Dial. p. 268 (carnales is perh. a euphonic form for casnares, from a Lat. sing. carnal = casnar, as foedesum, plusima, asa, asena = foederum, plurima, etc.; cf. the letter R).

2. casnar, acc. to Quint. 1, 5, 8 Gallic, = assectator, attendant (Meyer, l. l. and Or. Rom. Fragm. p. 530 compares the old French, casnard, flatteur, adulateur; casnarder, aduler, idolatrer. But it is to be remarked that the best MSS. of Quint. l. l. give casami, casamo, casamum, and the like; v. Spald. and Zumpt N. cr. ad h. l.).