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Fabulinus

The god who taught Roman children to utter their first word. It was the god Vagitanus (q.v.) who taught them to utter their first cry. From fari, to speak (Varro).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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