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cursor , ōris, m. id.,
I.a runner, and partic.,
A. A runner in a race, racer, Lucr. 2, 78; Cic. Tusc. 2, 23, 56; id. Div. 2, 70, 144; also a competitor in a chariot-race: “ut cupidi cursor frena retentat equi,Ov. P. 3, 9, 26.—
C. A slave who ran before the chariot of a grandee, a forerunner (post-Aug.), Sen. Ep. 87, 9; 123, 7; Suet. Ner. 30; Mart. 3, 47, 14. —
II. Trop.: “cursor iambus,Rufin. Rhet. p. 355 Capperon.
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