Definition of antesignanus
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LNS
antesignānus, antesignānī
signum
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. that is before the standard
  2. a leader, commander
Abbreviations
ante-signānus, i, m. signum, that is before the standard; hence, Lit.: antesignant (sc. milites), a chosen band of Roman soldiers who fought before the standards, and served for their defence, Caes. B. C. 1, 43; 1, 57; Liv. 22, 5; 9, 39; Varr. ap. Non. p. 553, 10.

— Transf., a leader, commander: in acie Pharsalicā, Cic. Phil. 2, 29; so App. M. 4, p. 147, 12.
 
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