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anceps cipitis, abl. cipitī, adj.

an- (for ambi-) + CAP-, that has two heads, two-headed: Ianus, O.: acumen, two-peaked, O.—Meton., double, twosided: securis, two-edged, O.: bestiae quasi ancipites in utrāque sede viventes, amphibious: ancipiti contentione districti, on both sides: ancipiti proelio pugnatum est, i. e. both in front and in the rear, Cs.: ancipiti premi periculo, N.: periculum anceps (erat), S.: ancipitem pugnam hostibus facere, i. e. by horse and foot, Ta.: metus, et ab cive et ab hoste, twofold, L.: munimenta, facing both ways, L.—Fig., double, twofold propter ancipitem faciendi dicendique sapientiam: ius, the uncertainty of the law, H.Wavering, doubtful, uncertain, unfixed, ambiguous, undecided: fortuna belli: oraculum, L.: proelium, L.: Mars, indecisive, L.: bellum ancipiti Marte gestum, L.: fides, Cu.— Ellipt.: sequor hunc, Lucanus an Apulus, anceps (sc. ego), i. e. of uncertain origin, H.Dangerous, hazardous, perilous, critical: locus: viae, O.: periculum, Ta.: quia revocare eos anceps erat, L.—As subst n., danger, hazard, peril: facilius inter ancipitia clarescunt, Ta.

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