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bellĭger, ĕra, ĕrum, adj. [bellum-gero], waging war, warlike, martial, valiant (poet.; esp. freq. in the post-Aug. per.): gentes, Ov. Tr. 3, 11, 13: viri, Sil. 3, 124: Augustus, Claud. in Prob. et Olybr Cons. 74: Hannibal, Sil. 1, 38: numen, i.e. Mars, Stat. Achill. 1, 504: fera, i.e. the elephant used in war, Sil. 8, 261.—

II. Of inanim things: manus, Ov A. A. 2, 672 ensis, id. M 3, 534: hasta, Mart. 5, 25: acies, Stat. Th. 12, 717: tropaea, id. ib. 10, 28: mens, Sil 3, 162: currus, id. 1, 434: axis, id. 17, 491: ars, id. 8, 261: labores, Val. Fl. 5, 617: lusus, Claud. VI. Cons Hon. 621