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pastor (PAASTOR, Inscr. Orell. 3308), ōris, m. [pasco], a herdsman, esp. a shepherd (syn. opilio): Mars pater ... pastores pecuaque salva servassis, Cato, R. R. 141, 3: servos pastores armat, Caes. B. C. 1, 24: jam pastor umbras ... quaerit, Hor. C. 3, 29, 21: pastor durus, Juv. 11, 151: boni pastoris esse tondere pecus, non deglubere, Suet. Tib. 32.—

B. Trop., a shepherd: populi (transl. of the Gr. ποιμένα λαῶν, Hom. Il. 2, 243), Quint. 8, 6, 18.—

II. Transf.

1. A keeper: pavonum, Varr R. R. 3, 6, 5: columbarius, id. ib. 3, 7, 5: gallinarum, Col. 8, 2, 7: anserum, Dlg. 32, 1, 66.—

2. The minister or superintendent of a church or congregation (eccl. Lat.): pastores Israel, Vulg. Ezech. 34. 2: pastores et doctores, id. Eph. 4, 11.—Esp., of Christ: Ego sum pastor bonus, Vulg. Johan. 10, 11: eduxit de mortuis Pastorem magnum, id. Heb. 13, 20; cf. 1 Pet. 2, 25; 5, 4.