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sāgus , a, um, adj. v. sagio; cf. Cic. Div. 1, 31, 65; Paul. ex Fest. p. 255 Müll.,
I.presaging, predicting, prophetic (as adj., only post-Aug.): “aves,Stat. Achill. 1, 519: “clangores,id. Th. 8, 204: “MANVS,” i. e. magical, Inscr. Orell. 2486.—
II. Subst. (freq. and class.): sāga , ae, f., a female diviner, a wise woman, fortune-teller, soothsayer, Cic. Div. 1, 31, 65 (v. the passage under sagio); Col. 1, 8, 6; 11, 1, 22; Tib. 1, 2, 42; 1, 5, 59; Ov. Am. 3, 7, 29; Hor. C. 1, 27, 21; id. Ep. 2, 2, 208; Prop. 3 (4), 24, 10.—And, because such women often acted as panders,
2. A bawd, procuress: “sagae mulieres dicuntur feminae ad libidinem virorum indagatrices,Non. 22, 33: ut saga et bona conciliatrix, Lucil. ap. Non. 23, 4: “saga conducta pretio,Turp. ib. 6.
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