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mortĭcīnus , a, um, adj. mors,
I.dead, that has died, only of animals; hence, of or belonging to an animal that has died of itself, carrion-; as a term of abuse, carrion; and transf., dead (ante-class. and postAug.).
I. Lit.: “morticinae ovis carne vesci,Varr. R. R. 2, 9, 10: “volucres aut pisces,id. ib. 3, 2, 18: “in sacris ne morticinum quid adsit,id. L. L. 7, § 84 Müll.: “soleae,made from the hide of an animal that has died of itself, Serv. Verg. A. 4, 518: “morticine,you carrion, Plaut. Pers. 2, 4, 12.—As subst. plur.: mortĭcīna , orum, carcasses, carrion, Vulg. Lev. 11, 11.—
II. Transf.: morticini clavi, corns on the feet, Plin. 22, 23, 49, § 103: “caro,Sen. Ep. 122, 5: urnas reorum morticinas, i. e. sepulcra reorum, Prud. στεφ. 10, 384.
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