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(Latin: fames, hunger, starvation)
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auri sacra fames (Latin saying)
Translation: "The cursed hunger for gold."

Those who live only to acquire wealth are characterized by Virgil as having auri sacra fames, or of being "money-mad".

This entry is located in the following units: Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group A (page 20) sacr-, sacro- (page 1)