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praegustātor , ōris, m. praegusto, one who tastes the meats and drinks before they are served at the table of a prince,
I.a foretaster, taster, cup-bearer.
I. Lit., Suet. Claud. 44: “DIVI AVGVSTI,Inscr. Grut. 602, 4; so ib. 582.—With private persons, Inscr. Grut. 626, 2.—
II. Trop.: “praegustator libidinum tuarum,Cic. Dom. 10, 25: “in omnibus nuptiis praegustator,Lact. Mort. Pers. 38, 4.
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    • Cicero, On his House, 10.25
    • Suetonius, Divus Claudius, 44
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