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pābŭlor, ātus, 1, v. dep. n. and a. [pabulum].

I. Neutr.

A. To eat fodder, to feed, graze (syn. pascor): capella placide et lente pabulatur, Col. 7, 6, 9; 8, 15, 6: pabulantia jumenta, Front. p. 2203 P.—

B. To seek fodder, seek for food; hence, in gen., to seek a subsistence; of fishermen: ad mare huc prodimus pabulatum, Plaut. Rud. 2, 1, 6.—

2. In partic., in milit. lang., to forage: angustius pabulantur, Caes. B. C. 1, 29; 1, 40; Liv. 6, 30: cum Caesar pabulandi causā tres legiones misisset, Caes. B. G. 5, 17: pabulantes nostros profligant, Tac. A. 12, 38 fin.

II. Act., to nourish, manure: fimo pabulandae sunt oleae, Col. 5, 9, 13.