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^trōcĭnor , ātus, 1, v. dep. 2. latro.
I. To perform military service for pay, to be a hired soldier (ante-class.): “ibit aliquo Latrocinatum,Plaut. Trin. 2, 4, 198; id. Mil. 2, 6, 19: qui regi latrocinatus decem annos Demetrio, id. Fragm. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 52 Müll.—
B. Transf. *
1. Of a fish preying upon others, to hunt, seize: “pastinaca latrocinatur ex occulto,Plin. 9, 42, 67, § 144.—*
2. Of a physician who dissects a body: “mortui praecordia et viscus omne in conspectum,Cels. 1 praef.—Hence. ^trōcĭnanter , adv., like a robber, Aug. Ep. 35, 3.
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