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adversĭtor (archaic advor- ), ōris, m. adversus, who goes to meet another; a slave who went to meet his master, in order to conduct him home: “advorsum ierant proprie locutus est, nam adversitores dicuntur,” Don. ad Ter. Ad. 1, 1, 1; cf. also Plaut. Most. 4, 1, 23, and 2, 32. Among the dramatis personæ of the Mostellaria of Plautus, PHANISCVS ADVORSITOR is found; but the word is nowhere used in the play itself.
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