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răpīna , ae, f. rapio.
I. Robbery, plundering, pillage, rapine (class.; in anteAug. prose, as also in Tac., Suet., Verg., and Hor., only in plur.; “syn. praeda): nihil cogitant, nisi caedes, nisi incendia, nisi rapinas,Cic. Cat. 2, 5, 10: “avaritia in rapinis,id. Div. in Caecil. 1, 3: “hostem rapinis prohibere,Caes. B. G. 1, 15; Hirt. B. G. 8, 25, 1: spes rapinarum, Cass. ap. Cic. Fam. 12, 12, 3; Sall. C. 5, 2; 16, 4; 57, 1; Vell. 2, 32 fin.; 2, 83, 2; Cat. 19, 19 al.: “an furtis pereamve rapinis,Hor. S. 2, 3, 157.—In sing., esp. the act of robbery, the business or habit of plunder: “per latrocinia ac rapinam tolerantes vitam,Liv. 26, 40, 17: “a rapinā hostium templa vindicare,Just. 8, 2, 9: “bonorum atque hominum,id. 8, 5, 9: “cum rapinae occasio deesset,id. 21, 3, 1; 43, 2, 9; Val. Max. 6, 8, 7; 9, 3, 7; Sen. Polyb. 3, 4; id. ad Marc. 10, 4; id. Const. 6, 2; id. Ep. 72, 8; Col. 8, 11, 1: “terra patuit invita rapinae,Ov. M. 5, 492; 10, 28: “ad nullius rei rapinam,Front. Strat. 4, 1, 9; so, “alimenti,a withdrawing, Plin. 17, 24, 37, § 239; 2, 68, 68, § 173: “dum ei rapinam fecit,Dig. 31, 1, 88, § 16: “promissae signa rapinae,of carrying off, Ov. M. 14, 818.—
2. Concr., prey, plunder, booty (poet. and late Lat.); abstractaeque boves abjurataeque rapinae, * Verg. A. 8, 263: “piscator ferat aequorum rapinas,Mart. 10, 87, 18; 8, 78, 8: “et rapina pauperis in domo vestrā,Vulg. Isa. 3, 14; 33, 23. — Plur.: “rapinas dissipare,Vulg. Dan. 11, 24.—*
II. A collecting together, removing: “opum suarum,Auct. Aetn. 611.
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