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aggĕro (adg- ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. agger.
I. Lit., to form an agger, or to heap up like an agger; hence, in gen., to heap up, pile up (cf. cumulare; only poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “aggerat cadavera,Verg. G. 3, 556: “Laurentis praemia pugnae aggerat,id. A. 11, 79: “ossa disjecta vel aggerata,Tac. A. 1, 61; 1, 63.—
II. Transf.
A. To heap up, i. e. to augment, increase: “incenditque animum dictis atque aggerat iras,Verg. A. 4, 197, and 11, 342: “omne promissum,Stat. Th. 2, 198.—
B. To fill, fill up: “spatium,Curt. 4, 2.—
C. Aggerare arborem, in gardening, to heap up earth around a tree in order to protect the roots, Col. 11, 2, 46.
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