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nŏvercālis , e, adj. noverca,
I.of or belonging to a step-mother (post-class.).
I. Lit.: “novercales ibat venator in agros Ascanius,of Dido, Stat. S. 5, 2, 118: “atque novercali sedes praelata Lavino,called after Ascanius's step-mother, Lavinia, Juv. 12, 71: “Mycenae,” i. e. sacred to Juno, the stepmother of Bacchus, Stat. Th. 7, 177.—
II. Transf., of or like a step-mother, i. e. hostile, malevolent: “novercalia odia,Tac. A. 12, 2: “novercales Liviae in Agrippinam stimuli,id. ib. 1, 33: “novercalibus oculis aliquem intueri,Sen. Contr. 4, 6: erat circa illum Zenobia novercali animo, Treb. XXX. Tyrann. 16.
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    • Tacitus, Annales, 12.2
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