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parra , ae, f., a bird of ill omen,
I.the common or barn owl; acc. to others, the green woodpecker or the lapwing: “picus et cornix ab laevā, corvus, parra ab dexterā consuadent,Plaut. As. 2, 1, 12 Fleck.: “impios parrae recinentis omen Ducat, etc.,Hor. C. 3, 27, 1 Orell.; cf. Plin. 18, 29, 69, § 292.
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