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ālĭpēs , ĕdis, adj. (abl. alipedi, Val. Fl. 5, 612, like aliti from ales) [ala-pes] (poet. and rare; never in Hor.).
I. Lit., with wings on the feet, wing-footed.—As an epithet of Mercury: “sacra alipedis dei,Ov. F. 5, 100; id. M. 11, 312; “also simply Alipes for Mercurius: mactatur vacca Minervae, Alipedi vitulus,id. ib. 4, 754.—So of the horses in the chariot of the Sun, Ov. M. 2, 48.— Hence,
II. Transf., swift, fleet, quick (cf. ales, I.): cervi, * Lucr 6, 766; “equi,Verg. A. 12, 484; also alipes, absol. for equus, id. ib. 7, 277: “alipedi curru,Val. Fl. 5, 612; Sil. 7, 700.
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