fibulae, often of the “kettle-drum” form, take the place of the Bronze age pin.
If fibulae were metal clasps, however, we have several varieties of ancient fibulae that might have been used for closing wounds.
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They are far from being loose or trailing; no pins or fibulae appear.
There is no girdle, the arms are bare, no fibulae are shown.
The Spartan evidence for the pin and fibulae covers the later range of dates.
There are no pins or fibulae visible; the upper garment hides the girdle, if girdle there be.
Brooches of the safety-pin type (fibulae) were extensively used in antiquity, but only within definite limits of time and place.
1670s, "clasp, buckle, brooch;" 1706 as "smaller bone in the lower leg," from Latin fibula "clasp, brooch," related to figere "to fasten, fix" (see fix (v.)).
Used in reference to the outer leg bone as a loan-translation of Greek perone "small bone in the lower leg," originally "clasp, brooch; anything pointed for piercing or pinning;" the bone was so called because it resembles a clasp like a modern safety pin.
fibula fib·u·la (fĭb'yə-lə)
n. pl. fib·u·las or fib·u·lae (-lē')
The outer, narrower, and smaller of the two bones of the human lower leg, extending from the knee to the ankle, and articulating with the tibia above and the tibia and talus below. Also called calf bone.
Plural fibulae (fĭb'yə-lē') or fibulas
The smaller of the two bones of the lower leg or lower portion of the hind leg. See more at skeleton.