Definition of ericius
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Orthography ID = 2019928
1.
LNS
ēricius, ēriciī
er
noun (m., 2nd -IUS declension)
  1. a hedgehog, urchin
  2. the bittern
  3. a beam armed with sharp spikes to keep off assailants
Abbreviations
ēricius, ii, m. er, a hedgehog, urchin. Prop., Varr. ap. Non. 49, 10, and 106, 18; cf. Isid. Orig. 12, 3, 7; Vulg. Isa. 14, 23; 34, 11 (as translation of Heb. kipōd, which was probably a bird

—perh. the bittern. But the LXX. and Gesenius, Thes. Heb. s. v., sustain the Vulgate).

— Transf., in milit. lang., a beam armed with sharp spikes to keep off assailants, Caes. B. C. 3, 67, 5 and 6; Sall. Fragm. ap. Non. 555, 2.
 
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