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lŭpa , ae, f. lupus,
I.a she-wolf.
II. Transf.
A. A prostitute, vile woman, Plaut. Ep. 3, 3, 22: “ille, qui semper secum scorta, sem per exoletos, semper lupas ducebat,Cic. Mil. 21, 55; Liv. 1, 4, 7: “quibus grata est pictā lupa barbara mitrā,Juv. 3, 66; Aur. Vict. Orig. Gent. Rom. 21, 1: “lupa, id est meretrix,Lact. 1, 19.—In a pun with the literal meaning, I. supra: “nam ovis illius hau longe absunt a lupis,Plaut. Truc. 3, 1, 12.—
B. The name of a dog, Col. 7, 12, 13.
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