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vulturius

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Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν -> Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

vultŭrĭus: (volt-), ii, m. id.,
I a vulture, bird of prey.
I Lit., Plaut. Truc. 2, 3, 16; id. Most. 3, 2, 146 sqq.; Lucr. 4, 680; Liv. 27, 23, 3; 27, 11, 4; 41, 21, 7.—
II Transf.
   A A vulture; a designation for a rapacious or covetous person, an extortioner, and the like: sunt alii qui te volturium vocant, Plaut. Trin. 1, 2, 64: vulturius illius provinciae imperator, Cic. Pis. 16, 38; Cat. 68, 124.—
   B An unlucky throw at dice: jacit vulturios quattuor. Talos arripio: jacto basilicum, Plaut. Curc. 2, 3, 78.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

vultŭrĭus¹³ (volt-), ĭī, m.,
1 vautour : Pl. Truc. 337 ; Lucr. 4, 680 ; Liv. 27, 23, 3 || [fig.] = homme rapace, spoliateur : Cic. Pis. 38 ; Catul. 68, 124
2 le vautour, [coup malheureux aux dés] : Pl. Curc. 357.