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capra , ae, f. caper,
I.a she-goat, Cato ap. Charis. p. 79 P.; Varr. R. R. 2, 3, 1 sq.; Col. 7, 6 sq.; Plin. 8, 50, 76, § 200; Cic. Lael. 17, 62 al.: “fera = caprea,Verg. A. 4, 152.—A nickname for a man with bristly hair, Suet. Calig. 50; cf. caper.—
II. Transf.
A. A star in the constellation Auriga (which is Amalthea, transf to heaven), Hor. C. 3, 7, 6; Cic. poët. N. D. 2, 43, 110.—
B. The odor of the armpits (cf. ala and caper), Hor. Ep. 1, 5, 29.—
C. A cognomen of the Annii, Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 10.—
D. Caprae Palus, the place in Rome where Romulus disappeared in the Campus, where afterwards was the Circus Flaminius, Liv. 1, 16, 1 (in Ov. F. 2, 491, Caprea Palus; acc. to Fest. p. 49, also called Capralia).
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