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pĕtulcus , a, um, adj. peto; cf. petulans init.,
I.butting, apt to butt, with the horns or head (poet. and post-Aug.).
I. Lit.: “agni,Lucr. 2, 368: “haedi,Verg. G. 4, 10: “caper velaries,Col. 7, 3, 5.—
II. Transf., frisky, wanton: “haedi petulci dicti ab appetendo: unde et meretrices petulcas vocamus,Serv. Verg. G. 4, 10.
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