Definition of lupa
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LNS
lupa, lupae
lupus
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a she-wolf
  2. A prostitute, vile woman
  3. The name of a dog
Abbreviations
lupa, ae, f. lupus, a she-wolf. Lit.: rabidae tradis ovile lupae, Ov. A. A. 3, 8; Liv. 1, 4, 6: ab agro rava decurrens lupa Lanuvino, Hor. C. 3, 27, 3: quem nutrit dura papilla lupae, Prop. 5, 4, 54: lupa Romuli, Quint. 2, 4, 19; 3, 7, 5.

— Transf. A prostitute, vile woman, Plaut. Ep. 3, 3, 22: ille, qui semper secum scorta, sem per exoletos, semper lupas ducebat, Cic. Mil. 21, 55; Liv. 1, 4, 7: quibus grata est pictā lupa barbara mitrā, Juv. 3, 66; Aur. Vict. Orig. Gent. Rom. 21, 1: lupa, id est meretrix, Lact. 1, 19.

—In a pun with the literal meaning, I. supra: nam ovis illius hau longe absunt a lupis, Plaut. Truc. 3, 1, 12.

— The name of a dog, Col. 7, 12, 13.
 
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