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lŭpa, ae, f. [lupus], a she-wolf.

I. Lit.: rabidae tradis ovile lupae, Ov. A. A. 3, 8; Liv. 1, 4, 6: ab agro rava decurrens lupa Lanuvino, Hor. C. 3, 27, 3: quem nutrit dura papilla lupae, Prop. 5, 4, 54: lupa Romuli, Quint. 2, 4, 19; 3, 7, 5.—

II. Transf.

A. A prostitute, vile woman, Plaut. Ep. 3, 3, 22: ille, qui semper secum scorta, sem per exoletos, semper lupas ducebat, Cic. Mil. 21, 55; Liv. 1, 4, 7: quibus grata est pictā lupa barbara mitrā, Juv. 3, 66; Aur. Vict. Orig. Gent. Rom. 21, 1: lupa, id est meretrix, Lact. 1, 19.—In a pun with the literal meaning, I. supra: nam ovis illius hau longe absunt a lupis, Plaut. Truc. 3, 1, 12.—

B. The name of a dog, Col. 7, 12, 13.