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currus, ūs, m. [curro], a chariot, car, wain.

I. Lit.

A. In gen., Poët. ap. Varr. L. L. 5, 153 Müll.; Cic. Att. 13, 21, 3; Lucr. 3, 642; Cic. Div. 2, 70, 144; Verg. A. 5, 819; id. G. 3, 359; Sen. Ira, 3, 21, 2 et saep.—

B. In partic.

1. A triumphal car, Cic. Cael. 14, 34; Suet. Caes. 49; Flor. 1, 5, 6; Hor. Epod. 9, 22; Ov. M. 13, 252 al.

b. Meton., a triumph, Cic. Fam. 15, 6, 1; Plin. 5, 5, 5, 36; Flor. 4, 2, 89; Prop. 3 (4), 9, 53; Luc. 1, 316 et saep.; cf. Sil. 6, 345 Drak.—

2. A war-chariot ( = esseda), Caes. B. G. 4, 33, 2.—

II. Poet. transf.

A. A ship, boat, Cat. 64, 9.—

B. The horses drawing a chariot, a team, span, Verg. G. 1, 514; id. A. 12, 287; Sil. 16, 367; Luc. 7, 570.—

C. A pair of small wheels by which the beam of a plough was supported and guided: currus a tergo torquere imos, Verg. G. 1, 174 Forbig ad loc.; v. Heyne Exc. ad h. l.