a.1.Bereaved; fatherless; childless.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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To complete the picture of his admiring cognition, he sums up the dog's judicious character by noting that "an unweaned puppy could bite him with impunity, but that he would not fear an angry lioness or the ferociousness of a tigress bereft of her young" ("impune catellus / mordeat hunc lactens, quem non gravis ira leaenae / terreat orbate nec fervens tigridis ardor," 90-92).