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vector , ōris, m. veho.
I. Act., one that bears, carries, or conveys any thing; a bearer, carrier (poet. and in post-Aug. prose); (equus) gradarius optimu' vector, Lucil. ap. Non. 17, 25: “Sileni (asellus),Ov. F. 1, 433: “puellae (taurus),Sen. Herc. Oet. 553: “stelligeri Olympi (Atlas),id. ib. 1907: “vector meus,” i. e. my horse, App. M. 1, p. 111; 3, p. 140.—
II. Neutr., one that rides upon any thing; a rider, traveller, passenger (class.); “on a ship: etiam summi gubernatores in magnis tempestatibus a vectoribus admoneri solent,Cic. Phil. 7, 9, 27: “ingratis vectoribus bene gubernare,id. Att. 2, 9, 3; Ov. H. 18, 148; Verg. E. 4, 38; Luc. 5, 581: “animosius a mercatore quam a vectore solvitur votum,Sen. Ep. 73, 5; 85, 35; Petr. 107; Dig. 4, 9, 1 fin.— In mal. part.: numquam nisi navi plenā tollo vectorem, Macr S. 2, 5.—On horseback, a rider, horseman: vector equum regit, Ov A. A. 3, 555; Prop. 4 (5), 7, 84.
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