I.catching at, striving after, greedy for any thing; with gen. (post-class.): “ornatūspetax,” Fulg. Myth. 2, 1: “potentiaepetax,” id. ib. 2, 3.—Hence, adv. comp.: pĕtācĭus , more greedily, Avien. Progn. 432.
A Latin Dictionary. Founded on Andrews' edition of Freund's Latin dictionary. revised, enlarged, and in great part rewritten by. Charlton T. Lewis, Ph.D. and. Charles Short, LL.D. Oxford. Clarendon Press. 1879.
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