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mōnstrum ī, n

1 MAN-, a divine omen, supernatural appearance, wonder, miracle, portent . quoddam novum: obicitur magno futurum Augurio monstrum, V.: ingentibus excita monstris (regina), illusions , V.: mera monstra nuntiarat, nothing but wonders.—An abnormal shape, unnatural growth, monster, monstrosity : monstrum hominis, T.: deūm monstra (the gods of Egypt), V.: succinctam latrantibus inguina monstris (i. e. canibus), V.: omnia Monstra ferre, O.—Fig., a repulsive character, monster, abomination : nulla iam pernicies a monstro illo atque prodigio comparabitur: fatale (Cleopatra), H.A horrible sight, pernicious thing, object of dread, awful deed : mene huic confidere monstro? (i. e. mari), V.: non mihi furtum, sed monstrum ac prodigium videbatur: veteris monstrum culpae, O.

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