Definition of nepa
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Orthography ID = 2038218
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LNS
nepa, nepae
acc. to Paul. ex and 165 Mull., an African word: Afrorum lingua est animal venenatum, cauda feriens, alio nomine scorpius, etc., Fest. l. l.
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. A scorpion
  2. a constellation, the Scorpion
Abbreviations
nepa, ae, f. acc. to Paul. ex Fest. p. 164 and 165 Mull., an African word: Afrorum linguā est animal venenatum, caudā feriens, alio nomine scorpius, etc., Fest. l. l.. A scorpion, Cic. Fin. 5, 15, 42 Madv. ad loc.

— Nepa, a constellation, the Scorpion: Capra aut Nepa, Enn. ap. Cic. Rep. 1, 18, 30 (Trag. v. 276 Vahl.): pectus Nepai, Cic. poet. N. D. 2, 42, 109; Col. 10, 56.

—Collat. form, nepas, ae, m., Col. 11, 2, 39.

— Transf., a c┼Ľab: recessim cedam ad parietem imitabor nepam, Plaut. Cas. 2, 8, 7; Ser. Samm. 13, 199.
 
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