Definition of aper
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LNS
aper, aprī
κάπρος, cf. old Germ. Ebar; Germ. Eber; Angl.Sax. bar = aper, verres; Engl. boar; cf. Lat. caper, with change of meaning, and the Gr. κάπρος
noun (m., 2nd -R declension)
  1. a wild boar
  2. apra
  3. to kill two birds with one stone
  4. A standard of the Roman legions
  5. A kind of fish
Abbreviations
aper, pri, m. cf. old Germ. Ebar; Germ. Eber; Angl.-Sax. bār = aper, verres; Engl. boar; cf. Lat. caper, with change of meaning, and the Gr. κάπρος, a wild boar. Lit., Ov. M. 8, 282; 9, 192; 10, 550; 10, 715; Verg. E. 7, 29; 10, 56; id. A. 1, 324 al.: aper Erymanthius, Cic. Tusc. 4, 22, 50: Arcadius, the Erymanthian boar slain by Her cules, Mart. 9, 104: aper de silvā, Vulg. Psa. 79, 14.

—Among the Romans a delicacy, Juv. 1, 140.

—Masc. form used of the female in Varr. L. L. 8, 47, p. 183 Mull., though Pliny had formed apra, q. v.

— Prov. Uno saltu duos apros capere, to kill two birds with one stone, Plaut. Cas. 2, 8, 40.

— Apros immittere liquidis fontibus, for something perverse, inconsiderate, Verg. E. 2, 59.

— Transf. A standard of the Roman legions, Plin. 10, 4, 5, § 16.

— A kind of fish, Enn. ap. App. p. 486: is, qui aper vocatur in Acheloo amne, grunnitum habet, Plin. 11, 51, 112, § 267 Jan.
 
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