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sălax , ācis, adj. salio; cf. sagax, from sagio.
I. Fond of leaping, esp. of male animals, lustful, lecherous, salacious: “galli,Varr. R. R. 3, 9, 5: “aries,Ov. F. 4, 771: “salaciora animalia, Lact. Opif. Dei, 14: salacissimi mares,Col. 7, 9, 1; 8, 2, 9: “cauda,Hor. S. 1, 2, 45.—Vulgarly applied to Priapus: “deus,Auct. Priap. 14, 1; 34, 1; and sarcastically: salacissimus Juppiter, Sen. ap. Lact. 1, 16, 10.—
II. Poet. transf., that provokes lust, provocative: “erucae,Ov. R. Am. 799: “bulbi,Mart. 3, 75, 3: “herba, i.e. eruca,Ov. A. A. 2, 422; Mart. 10, 48, 10.
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