Definition of altrix
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LNS
altrix, altrīcis
altor
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. a female nourisher, cherisher, sustainer
  2. a wet-nurse
Abbreviations
altrix, īcis, f. altor, a female nourisher, cherisher, sustainer (mostly poet.; cf. alumnus): Calydonia altrix terra exsuperantum virum, Pac. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, ยง 18 Mull.: eorum eadem terra parens, altrix, patria dicitur, Cic. Fl. 26; id. Tim. 10: altricem Ulixi, Verg. A. 3, 273.

—Without terra: altricis extra limen Apuliae, * Hor. C. 3, 4, 10; so once in Cic.: Romani nominis, Poet. ap. Cic. Div. 1, 12, 20: Idā altrice relictā (since Hermaphroditus had been brought up there), Ov. M. 4, 293: Sanguinis altricem non pudet esse lupam, * Prop. 5, 1, 38: bellorum bellatorumque virorum, Sil. 1, 218.

—Esp., of a wet-nurse, Ov. M. 11, 683; so Stat. Th. 1, 602; Sil. 2, 1, 96; Sen. Hippol. 251; id. Herc. Oet. 450; Gell. 12, 20.
 
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