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lŭpīnus , i, m., and lŭpīnum , i, n.,
I.a lupine: “ibi lupinum bonum fiet,Cato, R. R. 34, 2; cf. Col. 12, 10, 1 sq.; Plin. 18, 14, 36, § 133; Pall. 1, 6, 14; 7, 3, 2: “fetus viciae tristisque lupini,Verg. G. 1, 75: “tunicam mihi malo lupini,Juv. 14, 153. —Esp., since, on the stage, lupines were used as mock-money, prov.: “nec tamen ignorat quid distent aera lupinis,Hor. Ep. 1, 7, 23; cf.: Ag. Agite, inspicite. Co. Aurum est, profecto, spectatores, comicum, Plaut. Poen. 3, 2, 20; cf. also: si quis sub specie alearum victus sit lupinis vel alia quavis materia, Cod. 3, 43, 1.
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