Definition of custos
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1.
LEM
custōs, custōdis
SCV-
noun (c., 3rd declension)
  1. a guard, watch, preserver, keeper, overseer, protector, defender, attendant
  2. a keeper of the ballot-box, inspector (in charge of the voting-tablets)
  3. a watch, spy
  4. a jailer, keeper
  5. [figuratively] a keeper, guardian
  6. a receptacle, safe, holder
Abbreviations
custōs ōdis, m and f SCV-, a guard, watch, preserver, keeper, overseer, protector, defender, attendant: corporis, a body-guard, L.: nostri, Cs.: portae: pontis, N.: cum custodibus venire, under guard, S.: gregis, V.: pecuniae quam regni melior, L.: puellae, O.: custos Quoi commendavi filium, tutor, T.: custodis eges, a guardian, H.: Virtutis, H.: dei custodes urbis: rerum Caesar, H.

—Of dogs, V.: finīs custode tueri, outposts, V.

—A keeper of the ballot-box, inspector (in charge of the voting-tablets): tabellarum: tribūs nullo custode sortitus.

—A watch, spy: Dumnorigi custodes ponit, ut, etc., Cs.: custodem Tullio me apponite: num nam hic relictu's custos, Nequis clam curset, etc., T.

—A jailer, keeper: praefectus custodum, chief jailer, N.: te sub custode tenebo, H.

—Fig., a keeper, guardian: dignitatis (fortitudo): sapientia totius hominis.

—A receptacle, safe, holder: eburnea Telorum, quiver, O.: turis, an incense-box, O.
 
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