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pycta or pyctes , ae, m., = πύκτης.
I. Lit., a boxer, pugilist (pure Lat. pugil), Plin. 7, 47, 48, § 152; Sen. Contr. 1, 3; Phaedr. 4, 24, 5; Tert. Anim. 46; id. adv. Gnost. 6.— “When occurring with pugil, pyctes denotes a boxer who fights in the Greek manner, and pugil one who fights in the Roman manner,Tert. Jejun. 17 fin.; Inscr. Orell. 2530.—
II. Transf., of a fighting-cock (from pyctes), Col. 8, 2, 5.
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