Definition of frumentarius
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LNS
frūmentārius, frūmentāriī
frumentarius
noun (m., 2nd -IUS declension)
  1. A corn-dealer
  2. a purveyor of corn, commissary of the stores, victualler
Abbreviations
frūmentārius, a, um, adj. id., of or belonging to corn, corn-; milit., of or belonging to provisions, provision-: ager, Varr. R. R. 1, 11, 2; cf. campus, id. ib. 1, 7, 9: res, corn, provisions, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 5, § 11; Caes. B. G. 1, 23, 1; 1, 37 fin. et saep.: loca, i. e. abounding in corn, id. ib. 1, 10, 2; cf. provinciae, id. B. C. 3, 73, 3; Cic. Att. 9, 9, 2: navis, a provision-ship, store-ship, Caes. B. C. 3, 96, 4: lex, respecting the distribution of grain at low rates, Cic. Tusc. 3, 20, 48; id. Sest. 48, 103; id. Brut. 62, 222; cf.: magna largitio C. Gracchi, id. Off. 2, 21, 72: causa, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 5, § 10: lucra, id. ib. 2, 3, 37, § 85: negotiatores, corn-dealers, Plin. 8, 44, 69, § 175: mensores, corn-measurers, Dig. 31, 1, 87.

— Subst.: frūmentāri-us, ii, m. A corn-dealer: frumentarii, quibus cunctis montes maxumi frumenti sunt structi domi, Plaut. Ps. 1, 2, 54; Cic. Off. 3, 13, 57; 3, 16, 67; Liv. 4, 12, 10; 4, 15, 6 al. In the time of the emperors employed as a secret spy, Spart. Hadr. 11; Aur. Vict. Caes. 39 fin.; Capitol. Max. et Balb. 10, 3.

— Milit., a purveyor of corn, commissary of the stores, victualler, Hirt. B. G. 8, 35, 4; Inscr. Orell. 3491; 3515; 4922; cf. frumentator.
 
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