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raptor , ōris, m. rapio, who seizes by force, a robber, plunderer, abductor, ravisher (only poet. and in post-Aug. prose; syn.: praedo, direptor, praedator).
I. Lit.
(α). With gen.: “(fluvius) rapidus raptori pueri subduxit pedem,Plaut. Men. prol. 65: “hostium,id. Ep. 2, 2, 115: “panis et peni,id. Trin. 2, 1, 23: “orbis,Tac. Agr. 30: “filiae,id. A. 1, 58; cf. poet.: “thalami mei, i. e. uxoris,Sen. Hippol. 627: “templi,Just. 8, 2, 9: ferri, that draws or attracts to itself, i. e. the magnet, Aug. Civ. Dei, 21, 4. —
(β). Adj.: lupi raptores, robbing, plundering, * Verg. A. 2, 356; Ov. M. 10, 540.—
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