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călor , ōris, m. caleo; cf. Varr. ap. Non. p. 46, 22,
I.warmth, heat, glow.
I. Lit.
A. In gen. (very freq. in prose and poet.): neque mihi ulla obsistet amnis nec calor; “nec frigus metuo,Plaut. Merc. 5, 2, 19; so (opp. frigus) Lucr. 2, 517; 6, 371; Cic. N. D. 2, 39, 101; Verg. G. 2, 344; 4, 36; (opp. refrigeratio) Vitr. 1, 4: “calor ignis,Lucr. 1, 425: “solis,id. 5, 571; 6, 514: “fulminis,id. 6, 234.—In plur., Cic. Off. 2, 4, 13; id. N. D. 2, 60, 151; Hor. C. 3, 24, 37 al.
B. Esp.
2. Summer heat, the warmth of summer: “vitandi caloris causā Lanuvii tres horas acquieveram,Cic. Att. 13, 34 init.; id. de Or. 1, 62, 265.—Hence also for summer (opp. ver and autumnus), Lucr. 1, 175; Col. 11, 2, 48: “mediis caloribus,in the midst of summer, Liv. 2, 5, 3; so plur.: “ut tectis saepti frigora caloresque pellamus,Cic. N. D. 2, 60, 152.—