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ascensĭo (ads- ), ōnis, f. id.,
I.an ascending, ascent (more rare than ascensus).
I. A.. Lit.: “ad hirundininum nidum ascensionem ut faceret,Plaut. Rud. 3, 1, 7: “graduum,Vitr. 9, 1, p. 208 Rode: “via ascensionis,Vulg. 1 Par. 26, 16: dies ascensionis suae de terrā Aegypti, ib. Osee, 2, 15.—
B. Trop.: quorum (oratorum) quae fuerit ascensio et quam in omnibus rebus difficilis optimi perfectio, etc., a rising, soaring, * Cic. Brut. 36, 137: “ascensiones in corde suo disposuit,Vulg. Psa. 83, 6.—
II. Meton., means of ascent: aedificat in caelo ascensionem, Vulg Amos, 9, 6.
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