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pastor (PAASTOR, Inscr. Orell. 3308), ōris, m. pasco,
I.a herdsman, esp. a shepherd (syn. opilio): “Mars pater ... pastores pecuaque salva servassis,Cato, R. R. 141, 3: “servos pastores armat,Caes. B. C. 1, 24: “jam pastor umbras ... quaerit,Hor. C. 3, 29, 21: “pastor durus,Juv. 11, 151: “boni pastoris esse tondere pecus, non deglubere,Suet. Tib. 32.—
B. Trop., a shepherd: populi (transl. of the Gr. ποιμένα λαῶν, Hom. Il. 2, 243), Quint. 8, 6, 18.—
II. Transf.
1. A keeper: “pavonum, Varr R. R. 3, 6, 5: columbarius,id. ib. 3, 7, 5: “gallinarum,Col. 8, 2, 7: anserum, Dlg. 32, 1, 66.—
2. The minister or superintendent of a church or congregation (eccl. Lat.): “pastores Israel,Vulg. Ezech. 34. 2: “pastores et doctores,id. Eph. 4, 11.—Esp., of Christ: “Ego sum pastor bonus,Vulg. Johan. 10, 11: “eduxit de mortuis Pastorem magnum,id. Heb. 13, 20; cf. 1 Pet. 2, 25; 5, 4.
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