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fordus , a, um (archaic form hordus ,
I.v. in the foll.), adj. fero, with young, pregnant: “fordicidia a fordis bubus: bos forda quae fert in ventre, etc.,Varr. L. L. 6, § 15 Müll.; cf.: fordicidiis boves fordae id est gravidae immolabantur, Paul. ex Fest. p. 83 Müll.; and: “tertia post Veneris cum lux surrexerit Idus. Pontifices, forda sacra litate bove. Forda ferens bos est fecundaque, dicta ferendo,Ov. F. 4, 630 sq.Subst.: forda , ae, f., a cow that is with calf: Col. 6, 24, 3; Ov. F. 4, 631.—Archaic form: horda praegnans, unde dies, quo gravidae hostiae immolabantur, hordicidia, Paul. ex Fest. p. 102 Müll.
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