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puppis is, acc. im, abl. ī (puppe, O., Iu.), f

the hinder part of a ship, stern, poop: navem convertens ad puppim: navis longae, L.: surgens a puppi ventus, aft, V.: stans in puppe recurvā, O.: sedebamus in puppi et clavum tenebamus, i. e. at the helm.—A ship: Aeneia, V.: pictae puppes, H.— The ship (a constellation), C. poët.

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