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scăpŭlae , ārum, f.,
I.the shoulder-blades, in men and animals.
II. Transf.
A. The shoulders, back, in gen.: “qui saepe ante in nostras scapulas cicatrices indiderunt,have cut me over the shoulders, Plaut. As. 3, 2, 7; 2, 2, 49; id. Cas. 5, 3, 14; id. Ep. 1, 2, 22; id. Poen. 1, 1, 25; id. Pers. 1, 1, 32; id. Trin. 4, 3, 2; id. Truc. 4, 3, 19; Ter. Phorm. 1, 2, 26; Sen. Ira, 3, 12, 5: pro scapulis cum dicit Cato, significat pro injuriă verberum. Nam complures leges erant in cives rogatae, quibus sanciebatur poena verberum, etc., Fest. p. 234 Müll.—
B. Of inanim. things: “machinae,shoulder-pieces, cheeks, Vitr. 10, 3: “montium,the higher ridges, Tert. Pall. 2.—
C. Sing.: scăpŭla , ae, the shoulder (late Lat.): “panem imposuit scapulae ejus,Vulg. Gen. 21, 14; id. Zach. 7, 11.
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