noun, plural lit·u·i [lit-yoo-ahy] /ˈlɪt yuˌaɪ/.
Origin of lituus
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Historical Examples of lituus
A Roman lituus, or clarion, was found near Tattershall Ferry.Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood
J. Conway Walter
Lituus, li-tū′us, n. an augur's staff with recurved top: a spiral of similar form.
The Roman lituus, the chief ensign of the augurs, became the crozier.History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science
John William Draper
Eckhel infers from the guttus and lituus on one of Sulla's coins that he was an Augur.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II
Aubrey Stewart & George Long