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scorpius (-os) ī, m

, σκορπίος, a scorpion: metuendus acumine caudae, O.—As a sign of the Zodiac, the Scorpion, C. poët., O.—A prickly seafish, O.—A military engine for throwing stones and weapons, scorpion: scorpione traiectus concidit, Cs.: scorpionibus modicis patebant hostem, L.

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