Definition of novercalis
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LNS
novercālis, novercāle
noverca
adjective (3rd 2-termination)
  1. of or belonging to a step-mother
  2. of or like a step-mother, hostile, malevolent
Abbreviations
novercālis, e, adj. noverca, of or belonging to a step-mother (post-class.). Lit.: novercales ibat venator in agros Ascanius, of Dido, Stat. S. 5, 2, 118: atque novercali sedes praelata Lavino, called after Ascanius's step-mother, Lavinia, Juv. 12, 71: Mycenae, i. e. sacred to Juno, the stepmother of Bacchus, Stat. Th. 7, 177.

— Transf., of or like a step-mother, i. e. hostile, malevolent: novercalia odia, Tac. A. 12, 2: novercales Liviae in Agrippinam stimuli, id. ib. 1, 33: novercalibus oculis aliquem intueri, Sen. Contr. 4, 6: erat circa illum Zenobia novercali animo, Treb. XXX. Tyrann. 16.
 
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