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auxĭlĭāris (AVXSILIARIS, Inscr. Momm. 5778), e, adj. auxilium.
I. Bringing help or aid, aiding, helping, assisting, auxiliary (syn.: “auxiliarius, opem ferens): undae,Ov. M. 1, 275: “Dea (sc. Lucina),id. ib. 9, 699: “numen,Luc. 6, 523: “carmen,a formula of incantation in aid of Jason, Ov. M. 7, 138; cf. Plin. 28,2,4, § 21: arma (poet. periphrastically for the prose auxilia; v. infra), auxiliaries, Ov. M.6,424: aera, the cymbals, trumpets, kettles, etc., by rattling which the ancients believed that they were able to drive away an eclipse of the moon, id. ib. 4, 333: “oleum auxiliare lethargicis,Plin. 23, 4, 40, § 82 al.: “auxiliaria fulmina, quae advocata seu advocantium bono veniunt,Sen. Q. N. 2, 49 fin.: auxiliares milites, cohortes, etc.; or absol.: auxĭlĭāres , ium, m., auxiliary troops, auxiliaries (freq. opp. legiones): auxiliares dicuntur in bello socii Romanorum exterarum nationum, Paul. ex Fest. p. 15 Müll.: “cohortes,Caes. B. C. 1, 63; Tac. A. 12, 39: “equites,id. ib. 1, 39 fin.: “auxiliares,Caes. B. G. 3, 25; id. B. C. 1, 78; Vell. 2, 112; Liv. 30, 34, 5; Tac Agr. 18; Just. 2, 9, 9; and sing.: “qui (Gannascus) auxiliaris et diu meritus Gallorum oram vastabat,Tac. A. 11, 18 Halm.—
II. Of or pertaining to auxiliaries: “auxiliaria stipendia,Tac. A. 2, 52.
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