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a combining form used in the names of severely malformed, usually nonviable, conjoined twins, with the site of attachment specified by the initial element: thoracopagus.
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Origin of -pagus
<New Latin <Greek págos fixation, something fixed or solid
Words nearby -pagus
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How to use -pagus in a sentence
Several manses composed a march; and several marches formed a pagus or district.
The pagus seems to have generally been divided into hundreds (centenae).
The name was a development from Pagus Legionensis, a large military colony having been quartered there in Roman times.Rambles in Brittany|Francis Miltoun
Gregory of Tours is the first historian who makes mention of the ancient Pagus Blensensis.Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country|Francis Miltoun
The Breisgau, originally a pagus or gau of the Frankish empire, was ruled during the middle ages by hereditary counts.