Definition of agitator
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Orthography ID = 2001886
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LNS
agitātor, agitātōris
agito
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. he that puts, in motion
  2. a driver
  3. a charioteer, a combatant in the games of the circus
Abbreviations
agitātor, ōris, m. id., pr. he that puts a thing in motion; used exclusively of those who drive animals (asses, horses, etc.), a driver (cf. agaso): agitator aselli, poet. for a peasant, Verg. G. 1, 273: equorum Achillis, i. e. the charioteer, id. A. 2, 476: sustineat currum ut bonu' saepe agitator equosque, Lucil. p. 154 Mull.

—Hence, Esp., a charioteer, a combatant in the games of the circus, Plaut. Men. 1, 2, 50: ego ut agitator callidus, priusquam ad finem veniam, equos sustinebo, Cic. Ac. 2, 20; Suet. Calig. 55; so Inscr. Orell. 2593 sq.: agitatores consopiti sunt, Vulg. Nah. 2, 3.
 
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