Definition of explorator
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LNS
explōrātor, explōrātōris
exploro
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. a searcher out, examiner, explorer
  2. a prying person, a spy
  3. searching
  4. A spy, scout
  5. skirmishers
  6. one who ran before the emperor to clear the way
Abbreviations
explōrātor, ōris, m. id., a searcher out, examiner, explorer; a prying person, a spy (not in Cic.) In gen.: rerum, Lucil. ap. Non. 366, 31: suppositicius, Plaut. Ps. 4, 7, 71.

— Adj., searching: ignes, Claud. III. Cons. Hon. praef. 11: foci, Mart. 8, 51, 4.

— In partic. In milit. lang. A spy, scout, Caes. B. G. 1, 12, 2; 2, 5, 4; 2, 11, 3; 2, 17, 1 et saep.

— Plur., skirmishers, Tac. H. 2, 17; cf. Inscr. Orell. 5877 sqq.

— Explorator viae, one who ran before the emperor to clear the way, Suet. Tib. 60.
 
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