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ăbortus , ūs, m. (abortum , i, n., Dig. 29, 2, 30; cf. Paul. ex Fest. p. 29 Müll.) [aborior],
I.an abortion, miscarriage.
I. Lit.: “dicam abortum esse,Ter. Hec. 3, 3, 38: “Tertullae nollem abortum,had not miscarried, Cic. Att. 14, 20, 2: “abortum facere,to suffer abortion, miscarry, Plin. Ep. 8, 10, 1; but also, to produce or cause abortion, Plin. 14, 18, 22, § 118; 21, 18, 69, § 116 al.
B. Meton., of plants, Plin. 12, 2, 6, § 13.—*
II. Trop., of writings, an unfinished piece, Plin. praef. § 28.
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