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praedo , ōnis, m. praeda,
I.one that makes booty, a plunderer, robber (syn.: latro, raptor).
I. Lit.: “ita in aedibus sunt fures, praedo in proximo'st,Plaut. Ps. 3, 2, 105: “hostes sunt, quibus bellum publice populus Romanus decrevit, vel ipsi populo Romano. Ceteri latrunculi vel praedones appellantur,Dig. 49, 15, 24; Auct. Her. 2, 21, 33: “urbes piratis praedonibusque patefactae,Cic. Verr. 1, 5, 13: “ut praedones solent,id. ib. 2, 4, 9, § “21: nefarius,id. de Or. 3, 1, 3: “praedones latronesque,Caes. B. C. 3, 110: “maritimus,a pirate, Nep. Them. 2, 3; “so alone: capiunt praedones navem illam,Plaut. Mil. 2, 1, 40: “perfidus, alta petens, abductā virgine, praedo,Verg. A. 7, 362: “praedo nuptiarum mearum, i. e. the murderer of my husband,App. M. 8, p. 207, 17: at neque Persephone digna est praedone marito, i. e. of Pluto, who had stolen her, Ov. F. 4, 591: “alibi praedo, alibi praedae vindex, cadit,Liv. 38, 40.—
II. Transf., of drones, Col. 9, 15; “of the hawk,Mart. 14, 116; “of persons who turn to their own use the property of others,Dig. 5, 3, 25; 9, 4, 13.
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