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antĕcursor , ōris, m. antecurro,
I.he that runs before; hence,
I. In milit. lang.: “antecursores,the forerunners of the army, the advanced guard, precursors, pioneers, Caes. B. G. 5, 47; id. B. C. 1, 16; 3, 36; so Vulg. Sap. 12, 8.—
II. In Tert. John the Baptist is so named, as the forerunner of Christ, Tert. adv. Marc. 4, 33.
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