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-trunco , āvi, ātum, 1,
I.v. a., to lop or cut off (rare, and perh. not ante-Aug.).
II. Transf. to the body from which a member is cut off, to mutilate, maim, behead: “gladio detruncata corpora bracchiis abscisis,Liv. 31, 34: “aliquem,Val. Fl. 3, 145; cf.: “Dalmatas incensa urbe quasi detruncaverat,Flor. 4, 12, 11.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 8.770
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 11.54
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 21, 37
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 31, 34
    • C. Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, 3.145
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 5.6.13
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