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quā^drŭpēs (quā^drĭpes ), pĕdis (
I.gen. plur. quadrupedium, Capitol. Ver. 5, 2), adj. quattuor-pes, having four feet, going on four feet; esp.,
A. Galloping (post-Aug.): ecus, Enn. ap. Gell. 18, 5, 4; cf. Macr. S. 6, 9, 10: “equestri celeritate, quadrupedi cursu solum replaudens,App. M. 6, p. 185, 7.— Transf.: “dum certum flectit in orbem Quadrupedis cursus,Ov. M. 6, 226.—
B. Of persons, on all fours, creeping, going on hands and feet: “atque audin? quadrupedem constringito,so that he can only move on all fours, Ter. And. 5, 2, 24: “mox quadrupes (infans) rituque tulit sua membra ferarum,Ov. M. 15, 222: “homines ... bestiarum more quadrupedes coërcuit,Suet. Calig. 27; id. Ner.48.—
II. Subst.: quā^drŭpēs , ĕdis, m., f., and n., a quadruped, four-footed creature.
A. Masc., mostly of beasts of draught or burden; v. Quint. 8, 6, 20: “calcari quadrupedem agitabo advorsum clivum,Plaut. As. 3, 3, 11: reprime parumper vim citatūm quadrupedum, Att. ap. Non. 495, 20: “quadrupedum vectiones, quorum, etc.,Cic. N. D. 2, 60, 151: “de omnibus quadrupedibus ... qui idonei sunt, etc.,Varr. R. R. 1, 20, 1; Verg. A. 11, 714: “saucius quadrupes,id. ib. 7, 500.— “Contemptuously (opp. bipes),Cic. Dom. 18, 48: “nihil inter te atque inter quadrupedem interesse,id. Par. 1, 3, 14: “quadrupes nequissime,App. M. 7, p. 200, 10.—
B. Fem. (sc. bestia): ducite eo mutas quadrupedes, Naev. ap. Non. p. 924 (Trag. Rel. v. 28 Rib.): “si quamvis quadrupedem serpens momorderit,Cato, R. R. 102; Enn. ap. Non. p. 407, 22 (Trag. Rel. v. 219 Vahl.): quadrupes tardigrada, Pac. ap. Cic. Div. 2, 64, 133 (Trag. Rel. v. 2 Rib.): “quadrupes qua vasta tenetur,Cic. N. D. 2, 44, 114; Varr. L. L. 7, § 39 Müll.; Verg. E. 5, 26: “sollicitari quadripedes cunctas,Plin. 8, 17, 23, § 62.—
C. Neutr. (sc. animal): “cetera quadrupedia,Col. 11, 2, 33: “majora,id. 11, 2, 14: “crocodilum, quadripes malum et infestum,Plin. 8, 25, 37, § 89: “plurima autem obruerit quadrupedia,Jul. Val. Rer. Gest. Alex. 3, 36.
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