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vīpĕrĕus , a, um, adj. vipera,
I.of a viper, serpent, or snake: “crinis,Verg. A. 6, 281: “dentes,Ov. M. 4, 573: “fauces,id. ib. 7, 203: “carnes,id. ib. 2, 769: “venenum,Luc. 9, 635; cf. “cruor,Ov. P. 4, 7, 36: “genus,Verg. A. 7, 753: “monstrum,” i. e. the serpent-haired head of Medusa, Ov. M. 4, 615; cf. “sorores,” i. e. the Furies, id. ib. 6, 662: “pennae,” i. e. winged serpents, id. ib. 7, 391: genus fratrum, sprung from the dragon's teeth of Cadmus, Sen. Oedip. 597: “manus,with serpent fingers, id. Herc. Oet. 169: “anima,” i. e. poisonous breath, Verg. A. 7, 351.
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