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^trix , īcis (once m.:
I.natrix violator aquae,Luc. 9, 720; usually), f. no.
I. A water-snake: “cur deus tantam vim natricum viperarumque fecerit?Cic. Ac. 2, 38, 120.—
2. Trop., of a dangerous person: “se natricem educare,Suet. Calig. 11.—
B. Transf., a whip, scourge, made of a watersnake's skin: natibu' natricem impressit crassam et capitatam, Lucil. ap. Non. 65, 30.—
II. A plant: Ononis natrix, Linn.; Plin. 27, 12, 83, § 107.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Suetonius, Caligula, 11
    • Lucan, Civil War, 9.720
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 27.107
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