Definition of carcer
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LEM
carcer, carceris
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. a prison, jail
  2. [in poetry] of the cave of Aeolus
  3. [especially Tullianum] the Roman state-prison
  4. [by metonymy as a term of reproach] jail-bird, scape-gallows
  5. the barrier, starting-place in the race-course
Abbreviations
carcer eris, m a prison, jail: in carcerem duci: carcerem refringere, L.: effundere: privatus, L.: vindex scelerum: vincla carceris rumpere, i. e. of the body.

—Poet., of the cave of Aeolus, V., O.

— Esp., the Roman state-prison: inferior carcer, L.

— cf. Tullianum.

—Meton., as a term of reproach, jail-bird, scape-gallows, T.

—The barrier, starting-place in the race-course: effusi carcere currūs, V.: cum carcere uterque Emicat, O.

— Usu. plur: cum carceribus sese effudere quadrigae, V.: carceribus missi currūs, H.

—Fig.: ad carceres a calce revocari, i. e. to begin life anew.
 
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