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essĕdārĭus , a, um, adj. essedum,
I.of or belonging to a war-chariot: “mulier,Petr. 45, 7.—Hence, as subst.: essedari-us , i, m.
I. A fighter in a (Gallic or British) war-chariot, Caes. B. G. 4, 24, 1; 5, 15, 1; 5, 19, 1; Cic. Fam. 7, 6 fin.
II. In the Roman circus, a gladiator, Petr. 36, 6; Suet. Calig. 35; id. Claud. 21; Inscr. Orell. 2566; v. essedum.
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