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mĕrīdĭes , ēi, m. (f. ap. Amm. 26, 1, 9) [for medidies from medius-dies],
I.mid-day, noon.
I. Lit.: “meridies ab eo, quod medius dies,Varr. L. L. 6, § 4 Müll.: “ipsum meridiem cur non medidiem? credo, quod erat insuavius,Cic. Or. 47, 158; Quint. 1, 6, 30; Prisc. p. 551 P.: “circiter meridiem,Plaut. Most. 3, 1, 52: “ante meridiem, post meridiem,Cic. Tusc. 2, 3, 9: “diem diffindere insiticio somno meridie,to take a nap at noon, Varr. R. R. 1, 2, 5: “inclamare horam esse tertiam, itemque meridiem,Varr. L. L. 6, § 89 Müll.—
II. Transf.
B. In gen., the middle of a given time (ante- and postclass.): noctis circiter meridiem, Varr. ap. Non. 451, 9: “actatis,Non. ib. 14.
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