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hăruspex (ar- ), ĭcis, m. Sanscr. hirā, entrails; Gr. χολάδες, χορδή; cf. “hariolus,Georg Curtius Gr. Etym. p. 202 sq.,
I.a soothsayer, diviner among the Etruscans, who foretold future events from the inspection of the entrails of victims; from this people they were introduced among the Romans (syn.: hariolus, augur, auspex, extispex).
II. Poet. transf., a prophet in gen.: “utinam patriae sim vanus haruspex, etc.,Prop. 3, 13 (4, 12), 59: “Armenius vel Commagenus,Juv. 6, 550.
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