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cĕlĕro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n. id. (mostly poet., or in post-Aug. prose).
I. Act., to quicken, hasten, accelerate; syn.: “festinare, properare): casus,Lucr. 2, 231: “fugam in silvas,Verg. A. 9, 378: “gradum,id. ib. 4, 641: “iter inceptum,id. ib. 8, 90: “viam,id. ib. 5, 609: “gressum,Sil. 1, 574: “vestigia,id. 7, 720: “opem,Val. Fl. 3, 251: haec celerans, hastening, executing this (message), Verg. A. 1, 656; cf.: “imperium alicujus,to execute quickly, Val. Fl. 4, 80: “obpugnationem,Tac. A. 12, 46.—In pass.: “itineribus celeratis,Amm. 31, 11, 3: “celerandae victoriae intentior,Tac. A. 2, 5.—
II. Neutr., to hasten, make haste, be quick (cf. accelero and propero): “circum celerantibus auris,Lucr. 1, 388; Cat. 63, 26; Sil. 12, 64; Tac. A. 12, 64; id. H. 4, 24; Eutr. 4, 20 (but not Cic. Univ. 10; v. Orell. N. cr.).
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