Definition of lupus
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Orthography ID = 1009511
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LEM
lupus, lupī
noun (m., 2nd declension)
  1. a wolf
  2. a voracious fish, wolffish, pike
  3. a bit armed with points like wolves' teeth (see lupatus)
  4. a hook, grappling iron
Abbreviations
lupus ī, m a wolf: Torva leaena lupum sequitur, lupus ipse capellam, V.: fulvus, O.: Martialis, sacred to Mars, H.: Ambigui, i. e. men in the form of wolves, O.

—It was said that a man seen by a wolf before he saw the wolf lost his speech: vox quoque Moerim Iam fugit ipsa

— lupi Moerim videre priores, V.

—Prov.: lupus in fabulā, talk of the devil, and he appears, T., C.: auribus teneo lupum, i. e. am in great difficulty, T.: Hac urget lupus, hac canis, between two fires, H.: ovem lupo commisti, intrust a sheep to a wolf, T.: tantum curamus frigora, quantum numerum (ovium) lupus, i. e. care not at all, V.

—A voracious fish, wolffish, pike, H., V.

—A bit armed with points like wolves' teeth (see lupatus): (equus) accipit ore lupos, O.

—A hook, grappling iron: lupi ferrei, L.
 
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