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cĕlē^brĭtas , ātis, f. id..
I. A great number, a multitude, a large assembly, a numerous concourse or gathering, a crowd (syn. frequentia; opp. solitudo; “in good prose): in multitudine et celebritate judiciorum,Cic. Fam. 7, 2, 4; cf. Tac. A. 16, 29: odi celebritatem; fugio homines; “esset mihi ista solitudo non amara,Cic. Att. 3, 7, 1; cf. id. ib. 12, 13, 1; id. Off. 3, 1, 3; Quint. 1, 2, 18: in celebritate versari, to live in society, Nep. praef. § “6: virorum ac mulierum,Cic. Leg. 2, 26, 65: “audientium,Quint. 1, 2, 29 al.: “loci,Cic. Fam. 14, 1, 7; Tac. A. 3, 9: “viae,Cic. Att. 3, 14, 2; Tac. H. 2, 64: “totius Graeciae,Cic. Tusc. 5, 3, 9.—
II. Meton.
A. A festal celebration, a solemnity: “supremi diei,a solemn procession for the dead, Cic. Mil. 32, 86; cf. Liv. 30, 38, 12.—
B. Fame, renown, celebrity: “celebritas sermonis hominum,Cic. Rep. 6, 19, 20: “causa celebritatis et nominis,id. Off. 2, 13, 44: “famae,id. Tusc. 1, 12, 28: “nominis,Sall. H. Fragm. 5, 6, p. 243 Gerl.; Suet. Gram. 23: “in docendo,Gell. 7, 17, 1: “aeris,Plin. 34, 1, 2, § 2; v. Sillig N cr.
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