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ortygŏmētra , ae, f., = ὀρτυγομήτρα,
I.quail-mother, a bird that leads the quails in their migrations across the sea, the landrail: “ortygometrā duce,Plin. 10, 23, 33, § 66.—
II. Transf., a quail, Tert. adv. Psych. 16; Vulg. Sap. 16, 2; 19, 12.
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