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fămēlĭcus , a, um, adj. fames,
I.suffering from hunger, famished, starved (mostly ante- and post-class.; “not in Cic.): lassus et famelicus,Plaut. Cas. 1, 42: “famelica hominum natio,id. Rud. 2, 2, 6: “ales, with rapacissima,Plin. 10, 10, 12, § 28: “armenta,Juv. 14, 146.—As subst.: fămēlĭcus , i, m., a hungry or famished person, one suffering from hunger, Plaut. Stich. 4, 1, 69: “ubi ille miser famelicus videt, etc.,Ter. Eun. 2, 2, 29; Vulg. Job, 5, 5; plur., id. 1 Reg. 2, 5. —Transf.: “convivium,meagre, App. M. 1, p. 114.—Adv.: ‡ fămēlĭce , λιμοξηρός, hungrily, Gloss. Philox.
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    • Old Testament, 1 Samuel, 2.5
    • Plautus, Rudens, 2.2
    • Plautus, Stichus, 4.1
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 10.28
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