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bēlua (not bellua), ae, f

a beast, wild beast, monster: fera: saeva, H.: Lernae, the Hydra, V.: in usu beluarum: quantum natura hominis pecudes reliquaque belua, lower animals. — Esp., the elephant, T.: beluarum manūs, Cu.: Gaetula, Iu. —Fig., a beast, brute: age nunc, belua, T.: in hac inmani beluā, in the case of: taetra.

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