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lupus ī, m

a wolf: Torva leaena lupum sequitur, lupus ipse capellam, V.: fulvus, O.: Martialis, sacred to Mars, H.: Ambigui, i. e. men in the form of wolves, O.—It was said that a man seen by a wolf before he saw the wolf lost his speech: vox quoque Moerim Iam fugit ipsa; lupi Moerim videre priores, V.—Prov.: lupus in fabulā, talk of the devil, and he appears, T., C.: auribus teneo lupum, i. e. am in great difficulty, T.: Hac urget lupus, hac canis, between two fires, H.: ovem lupo commisti, intrust a sheep to a wolf, T.: tantum curamus frigora, quantum numerum (ovium) lupus, i. e. care not at all, V.—A voracious fish, wolffish, pike, H., V.—A bit armed with points like wolves' teeth (see lupatus): (equus) accipit ore lupos, O.—A hook, grappling iron: lupi ferrei, L.

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