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aurītus , a, um, adj. auris.
I. A.. Furnished with ears (acc. to auris, l.), having long or large ears: auritus a magnis auribus dicitur, ut sunt asinorum et leporum, alias ab audiendi facultate, Paul. ex Fest. p. 8 Müll.: “lepores,Verg. G. 1, 308; so, “asellus,Ov. Am. 2, 7, 15: “si meus aurita gaudet glaucopide Flaccus,Mart. 7, 87, 1.— Hence, subst.: aurītus , i, m., the longeared animal, i. e. the hare, Avien. Phaen. Arat. 788.—
B. Trop.
1. Attentive, listening: “face jam nunc tu, praeco, omnem auritum poplum,Plaut. As. prol. 4: “ne quis Nostro consilio venator assit cum auritis plagis,id. Mil. 3, 1, 14.—So of the trees and walls which listened to the music of Orpheus and Amphion's lyre: “quercus,Hor. C. 1, 12, 11: “muri,Sid. Carm. 16, 4.—
2. Testis auritus, a witness by hearsay, who has only heard, not seen, something, Plaut. Truc. 2, 6, 8.—*
3. Pass. (as if part. of aurio, īre), heard: “leges,Prud. Apol. 835.—*
II. Formed like the ear, ear-shaped: “aurita aduncitas rostri,Plin. 10, 49, 70, § 136.— *
III. (Acc. to auris, II. B.) Furnished with an ear or mould-board: “aratra,Pall. 1, 43.
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    • Plautus, Truculentus, 2.6
    • Vergil, Georgics, 1.308
    • Plautus, Miles Gloriosus, 3.1
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