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ăvārĭtĭa , ae, f. avarus,
I.a greedy desire for possessions, greediness, avarice, covetousness (opp. abstinentia, Suet. Dom. 9; “periphrastically, pecuniae cupiditas,id. Vesp. 16; syn.: aviditas, cupido).
II. Transf., of eagerness for food, gluttony: “Quam siquis avidus poscit escam avariter, Decipitur in transennā avaritia sua,Plaut. Rud. 4, 7, 13.—Trop.: avaritia gloriae, eager desire for renown or glory, Curt. 9, 2.
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