Definition of locusta, locusta, lucusta
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LNS
lōcusta, lōcustae
(locusta, locustae)
(lucusta, lucustae)
locusta, lucusta, locusta
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a marine shell-fish, a lobster
  2. A locust
Abbreviations
lō^custa (luc-; scanned locusta, Juvenc. in Matt. 3, 1, 339), ae, f., a marine shell-fish, a lobster, Plin. 9, 30, 50, § 95: locustis squillisque magna ex parte sub eodem munimento praeduri eminent oculi, id. 11, 37, 55, § 152: marina, Petr. 35, 4.

—Hence, dic mihi hoc etiam: solent tibi umquam oculi duri fieri? Men. Quid? tu me locustam censes esse, Plaut. Men. 5, 5, 24.

— Prov.: prius pariet locusta Lucam bovem, said of something that can never take place, of something impossible, Naev. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 39 Mull.

— A locust, Plin. 8, 29, 43, § 104: esca ejus erat locustae, Vulg. Matt. 3, 4.
 
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