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prŏ-ăvus , i (
I.gen. plur. proavūm, Stat. Th. 10, 807), m.
I. A grandfather's or grandmother's father, a great-grandfather (class.): “pater, avus, proavus, abavus, atavus, tritavus,Plaut. Pers. 1, 2, 5; cf. id. Mil. 2, 4, 20: “proavus et avus,Cic. Mur. 7, 15; cf. Dig. 38, 10, 1; 10.—
II. Transf., forefather, ancestor: in censurā de proavo multum cogitato tuo, i. e. of Appius Claudius Cœcus, Cic. Fam. 3, 11, 4; Curt. 6, 11, 26; Hor. A. P. 270; Ov. Am. 3, 15, 5; Stat. Th. 10, 807: “felices proavorum atavi,Juv. 3, 312.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 3.11.4
    • Cicero, For Lucius Murena, 7.15
    • Plautus, Persa, 1.2
    • Horace, Ars Poetica, 270
    • Statius, Thebias, 10
    • Curtius, Historiarum Alexandri Magni, 6.11.26
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