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rāna, ae, f. [for racna; cf.: ranco, racco, to roar, cry out; Germ. röcheln; Gr. λακεῖν; v. Cors. Ausspr. 1, p. 636 sq.].

I. A frog, Plin. 11, 37, 65, 172; Ov. M. 6, 381; 15, 375; Verg. G. 1, 378; 3, 431; Hor. S. 1, 5, 14: pluvias metuo, ranae enim ῥητορεύουσιν, Cic. Att. 15, 16, b. — In partic., the tree-frog, green frog, Plin. 32, 8, 29, 92; v. rubeta.— The entrails of frogs were used for charms, Juv. 3, 44.— Prov.: inflat se tamquam rana, Petr. 74, 13: qui fuit rana, nunc est rex, said of one who has risen from a lowly station, id. 74, 77 fin.

II. Transf.

1. Rana marina, a sea-fish, the frog-fish, fishing frog, angler: Lophius piscatorius, Linn.; Cic. N. D. 2, 49, 125; called also simply rana, Plin. 9, 24, 40, 78; and: rana piscatrix, id. 9, 42, 67, 143.—

2. A push, or swelling on the tongue of beasts, Col. 6, 8, 1; Veg. 3, 3, 12.