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hostĭcus , a, um, adj. hostis.
I. Of or belonging to an enemy, hostile (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose; “not in Cic. or Cæs.): ager,Liv. 44, 13: “tellus,Ov. P. 1, 3, 65: “moenia,Hor. C. 3, 2, 6: “vindemia,Ov. F. 4, 893: “manus,Plaut. Capt. 2, 1, 49; 2, 2, 61: “ensis,Hor. S. 1, 9, 31: “incursiones, Col. praef. § 19: tumultus,Flor. 3, 10, 17.—In neutr. as subst.: hostĭcum , i, the enemy's territory: “castra in hostico incuriose posita,Liv. 8, 38, 2: “raptae ex hostico messes,Plin. Pan. 29, 3: “transire in hosticum,Eum. Pan. ad Constant. 13; also enmity: “hosticum spirare,Tert. Mag. 35.—
II. Of or belonging to a stranger, strange, foreign: “hosticum hoc mihi domiciliumst, Athenis domus est,Plaut. Mil. 2, 5, 40.
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