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pĕtax , ācis, adj. peto,
I.catching at, striving after, greedy for any thing; with gen. (post-class.): “ornatūs petax,Fulg. Myth. 2, 1: “potentiae petax,id. ib. 2, 3.—Hence, adv. comp.: pĕtācĭus , more greedily, Avien. Progn. 432.
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