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haedus (less correctly hoedus , and archaic aedus or ēdus ; cf. Quint. 1, 5, 19, and see the letter H; Sabine, fedus, like fircus for hircus, cf. Varr. L.L. 5, § 97 Müll., and see the letter F), i, m. Sanscr. huda, ram; O. H. Germ. Geiz; cf. Gr. χίμαρος,
I.a young goat, a kid (cf.: hircus, caper).
I. Lit., Varr. R. R. 2, 3, 4; 8; Cic. de Sen. 16, 56; Verg. G. 4, 10; Hor. C. 3, 18, 5; id. Epod. 2, 60; Mart. 10, 87, 17.—As a fig. for wantonness: “tenero lascivior haedo,Ov. M. 13, 791; “as a fig. of weakness,Lucr. 3, 7.—
II. Transf., plur.: Haedi, a small double star in the hand of the Waggoner (Auriga), Cic. poët. N. D. 2, 43, 110; so in plur., Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 8; Col. 11, 2, 73: “pluviales Haedi,Verg. A. 9,668; cf. “nimbosi,Ov. Tr. 1, 11, 13. —In sing.: “purus et Orion, purus et Haedus erit,Prop. 2, 26 (3, 22), 56.
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