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pĕdester , tris, tre (
I.masc. pedestris, Nep. Eum. 4, 3; Vop. Prob. 21, 1), adj. id., on foot, that goes, is done, etc., on foot, pedestrian.
2. In plur. subst. pedestres, foot-soldiers, Just. 11, 9; people on foot, Vulg. Matt. 14, 13; id. Marc. 6, 33.—
3. Pedestria auspicia nominabantur, quae dabantur a vulpe, lupo, equo, ceterisque animalibus quadrupedibus, Paul. ex Fest. p. 244 Müll.—
B. Transf., on land, by land: “pedestres navalesque pugnae,Cic. Sen. 5: “pedestria itinera,the roads by land, Caes. B. G. 3, 9; cf. id. B. C. 2, 32: “proelia pedestria,Just. 4, 4, 4: “transitus,Plin. 3, 11, 16, § 101; Mart. Spect. 28. —
II. Trop., of style, like the Gr. πεζός, not rising above the ground, not elevated.
B. Plain, common, without poetic flights, without pathos, prosaic: “dolet sermone pedestri Telephus,Hor. A. P. 95: “quid prius inlustrem satiris musāque pedestri,id. S. 2, 6, 17 (for which: “sermones Repentes per humum,id. Ep. 2, 1, 251): “opus,Aus. Ep. 16, 78: “fabulae,Ter. Maur. p. 2433 P.
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