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lēno , ōnis, m. lenio,
I.a pimp, pander, procurer.
II. Transf.
A. A seducer, allurer: “lenonem quendam Lentuli concursare circum tabernas,Cic. Cat. 4, 8, 17: “(puella) me lenone placet,” i. e. through my intervention, Ov. Am. 3, 12, 10.—
B. A go-between, Just. 2, 3, 8.—Adj.: se Narcissus amat captus lenonibus undis, alluring, seductive, Anth. Lat. T. 1, p. 102 Burm.
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    • Cicero, Against Catiline, 4.8.17
    • Cicero, For Quintus Roscius the Actor, 7.20
    • Horace, Satires, 2.3.231
    • Plautus, Mercator, 1.1
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