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vultŭrĭus (volt- ), ii, m. id.,
I.a vulture, bird of prey.
II. Transf.
A. A vulture; a designation for a rapacious or covetous person, an extortioner, and the like: “sunt alii qui te volturium vocant,Plaut. Trin. 1, 2, 64: “vulturius illius provinciae imperator,Cic. Pis. 16, 38; Cat. 68, 124.—
B. An unlucky throw at dice: “jacit vulturios quattuor. Talos arripio: jacto basilicum,Plaut. Curc. 2, 3, 78.
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