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K

To be branded with a K (kalumnia). So, according to the Lex Memmia, false accusers were branded in the forehead.

K

The three bad K's. The Greeks so called the Karians, Kretans, and Kilikians. The Romans retained the same expression, though they spelt the three nations with C instead of K.

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