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jăcŭlātor , ōris, m. id.,
I.a thrower, caster, hurler.
II. In partic.
A. A thrower of the dart or javelin (a sort of light-armed soldier, who carried only a dart or javelin): “jaculatorum manus,Liv. 36, 18; 21, 21 al.
B. A caster of the net, a fisherman, Plaut. ap. Isid. Orig. 19, 5, 2.—
III. Trop., an accuser: “felix orator quoque maximus et jaculator,Juv. 7, 193.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 36, 18
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 21, 21
    • Statius, Thebias, 12
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