a groom, a slave whose business it was to
take care of the horses. (Plaut. Mere.
.) The word is also used for a driver of beasts of
burthen (Apul. Met.
6.100.18, 7.100.18), and is sometimes
applied to a slave who had to perform the lowest menial duties, (Hor.
2.8, 72; Pers. 5.76.)