Definition of edax
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LNS
edax, edācis
1. edo; cf. Sanscr. adakas
adjective (3rd 1-termination)
  1. voracious, gluttonous
  2. devouring, destroying
Abbreviations
edax, ācis, adj. 1. edo; cf. Sanscr. adakas, voracious, gluttonous. Prop., Plaut. Pers. 3, 3, 16; Ter. Eun. prol. 38; id. Heaut. prol. 38; Cic. Fl. 17, 41; id. Fam. 9, 20, 2 (abl. edaci, as in Ov. M. 15, 354; Val. Fl. 6, 420 et saep.); Hor. S. 2, 2, 92; id. Ep. 2, 1, 173; Ov. Tr. 1, 6, 11: vultur, rapacious, id. Am. 2, 6, 33 et saep.

—Sup.: edacissima animalia, Sen. Ep. 60, 2.

— Poet. transf., of inanimate and abstr. things, devouring, destroying: ignis, Verg. A. 2, 758; Ov. M. 9, 202; id. F. 4, 785: imber, Hor. C. 3, 30, 3: natura, Ov. M. 15, 354: tempus, id. P. 4, 10, 7; cf. with gen.: tempus rerum, id. M. 15, 234: vetustas, id. ib. 15, 872: curae, gnawing, Hor. C. 2, 11, 18 et saep. ‡† edeatroe, qui praesunt regiis epulis, dicti ἀπὸ τῶν ἐδεσμάτων, Paul. ex Fest. p. 82, 20 Mull. [ἐδέατροι, seneschals of the table, carvers, v. Lidd. and Scott s. v.].
 
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