Definition of leno
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LNS
lēnō, lēnōnis
lenio
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. a pimp, pander, procurer
  2. A seducer, allurer
  3. A go-between
Abbreviations
lēno, ōnis, m. lenio, a pimp, pander, procurer. Lit.: perjurus leno, Plaut. Capt. prol. 57: leno me peregre militi Macedonico Minis viginti vendidit, id. Ps. 1, 1, 49: importunus, id. Merc. prol. 44: leno sum, fateor, Ter. Ad. 2, 1, 34: improbissimus et perjurissimus leno, Cic. Rosc. Com. 7, 20: insidiosus, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 172: verba facit leno, etc., id. S. 2, 3, 231: cum leno accipiat moechi bona, Juv. 1, 55.

— Transf. A seducer, allurer: lenonem quendam Lentuli concursare circum tabernas, Cic. Cat. 4, 8, 17: (puella) me lenone placet, i. e. through my intervention, Ov. Am. 3, 12, 10.

— A go-between, Just. 2, 3, 8.

—Adj.: se Narcissus amat captus lenonibus undis, alluring, seductive, Anth. Lat. T. 1, p. 102 Burm.
 
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