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EtymologyEdit

From Latin lictor.

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NounEdit

lictor ‎(plural lictors)

  1. An officer in ancient Rome, attendant on a consul or magistrate, who bore the fasces and was responsible for punishing criminals.
    • 1985, Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked:
      ‘Beware the power of the mob, Caesar.’ Then, schooled in needful agility, he ran away before a lictor’s whip could reach him.

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LatinEdit

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NounEdit

lictor m ‎(genitive lictōris); third declension

  1. lictor

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lictor lictōrēs
genitive lictōris lictōrum
dative lictōrī lictōribus
accusative lictōrem lictōrēs
ablative lictōre lictōribus
vocative lictor lictōrēs

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ReferencesEdit

  • lictor in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lictor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lictor in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the lictors clear the way: lictores summovent turbam (Liv. 4. 50)
  • lictor in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lictor in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
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