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Plutarch, Apophthegmata Laconica 225C12

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

scortum: i, n. cf. Gr. χόριον,> corium; Lith. skurà, skin.
I Lit., a skin, hide (post-class. and rare): pellem antiqui dicebant scortum, Varr. L. L. 7, § 84 Müll.: jam Omphale in Herculis scorto designata descripsit, Tert. Pall. 4 med.—
II Transf., a harlot, strumpet, prostitute (freq. and class.): scorta appellantur meretrices, quia ut pelliculae subiguntur. Omnia namque ex pellibus facta scortea appellantur, Fest. pp. 330 and 331 Müll.—Sing., Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 132; id. As. 4, 2, 5; 5, 2, 17; 5, 2, 79 et saep.; Ter. Eun. 3, 1, 34; id. Ad. 5, 9, 8; Hor. C. 2, 11, 21; id. Ep. 1, 18, 34; Tib. 4, 10, 4.—Plur., Plaut. Bacch. 4, 4, 91; id. Pers. 3, 3, 14; id. Truc. 1, 1, 43 sq. et saep.; Cic. Mil. 21, 55; id. Cat. 2, 5, 10 al.—Of a male prostitute, Plaut. Curc. 4, 1, 12; Cic. Sest. 17, 39; id. Phil. 2, 18, 44; Petr. 9, 6; 119, 25; so also, virile, Aur. Vict. Caes. 28.—And with a masc. pron.: scortum exoletum ne quis in proscenio Sedeat, Plaut. Poen. prol. 17 (cf. senium, II. A.).—Also = pellex, a mistress, concubine, Plaut. Cas. Grex, 5 and 7.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

scortum,¹⁰ ī, n.,
1 peau, cuir : Tert. Pall. 4
2 courtisane, prostituée, femme publique : Pl. Amph. 288 ; Cic. Mil. 55, etc. || un prostitué : Cic. Sest. 39 ; Phil. 2, 44.

Latin > German (Georges)

scortum, ī, n., I) in der alten Sprache, das Fell, Varro LL. 7, 84: Herculis, Löwenhaut des Herkules, Tert. de pall. 4. – II) übtr., die Hure, die Dirne, das Schätzchen, Komik., Cic. u.a.: scortum transfugarum unius, Liv.: scorta meritoria, Suet.: sc. vulgare, Cic.: sc. publicum, Tert. apol. 13.

Latin > English

scortum scorti N N :: harlot, prostitute; male prostitute; skin, hide