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bălā^tro , ōnis, m. 2. blatero; lit.,
I.a babbler; hence, a jester, one who makes sport, a buffoon (it seems to have desig-nated a class of actors, perh. a harlequin, jester, or something similar): “mendici, mimae, balatrones, hoc genus omne,Hor. S. 1, 2, 2; Vop. Carin. 21.—Facetè, in Varr. as a designation of his friends when in dispute, Varr. R. R. 2, 5, 1 Schneid.
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