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hărēnārĭus (aren- ), a, um, adj. harena.
I. Prop., of or pertaining to sand: lapis, sandstone (= lapis bibulus of Verg.), Serv. Verg. G. 2, 348.—
II. Transf., of or pertaining to the amphitheatre: “fera,destined for the arena, Arn. 29, 1.—
III. Hence, subst.,
A. hărēnārĭus , i, m.
1. A combatant in the amphitheatre, a gladiator, Dig. 22, 5, 21; 36, 1, 5; Cod. Just. 3, 27, 11; Petr. 126, 6; Inscr. Orell. 4063 (but cf. Orell. ad loc.).—
2. A teacher of the elements of arithmetic (the figures being drawn in sand), Tert. Pall. 6 (cf. abacus).—
B. hărēnā-rĭa , ae (sc. fodina; cf.: aeraria, argentaria, etc.), f., a sand-pit, Varr. R. R. 1, 2, 23: “in arenarias quasdam extra portam Esquilinam perductus occiditur,Cic. Clu. 13, 37 B. and K.—
C. hărēnārĭum , ii, n., a sand-pit, Vitr. 2, 4, 2; 6, 11.
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