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sȳcŏphanta (sūc- ), ae, m., = συκοφάντης (orig. a fig-informer, i. e. one who informed against those who exported figs from Attica contrary to law; hence, in gen.), informer, tale-bearer, backbiter, slanderer; a deceiver, trickster, cheat (anteand post-class.; cf.: calumniator, quadruplator).
II. Transf., a cunning flatterer, parasite, sycophant (syn.: planus, scurra), Plaut. Am. 1, 3, 8; id. Men. 2, 1, 35; Prud. Apoth. 35.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Plautus, Curculio, 4.1
    • Plautus, Menaechmi, 2.1
    • Plautus, Amphitruo, 1.3
    • Plautus, Menaechmi, 2.2
    • Plautus, Poenulus, 5.2
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 14.1.32
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