Definition of Tortor
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LNS
Tortor, Tortōris
tortor, torqueo
noun (., 3rd declension)
  1. an epithet of Apollo, as the flayer of Marsyas
Abbreviations
tortor, ōris, m. torqueo, I. B. 2., an executioner, tormentor, torturer. Lit. In gen.: cum jam tortor, atque essent tormenta ipsa defessa, Cic. Clu. 63, 177; id. Phil. 11, 3, 7; id. Fin. 4, 12, 31; Sen. Ep. 14, 5; Hor. C. 3, 5, 50; Juv. 14, 21.

— He that brandishes, handles. Balearis habenae, Luc. 3, 710.

Tortor, ōris, an epithet of Apollo, as the flayer of Marsyas, under which name he was worshipped in a part of Rome, Suet. Aug. 70.

—* Trop.: occultum quatiente animo tortore flagellum, Juv. 13, 195.
 
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