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dēscensus , ūs, m. descendo,
I.a descent (rare; not in Cic. and Caes.).
I. In gen.: “qua illi descensus erat,Sall. C. 57, 3.—
B. Concr., a descending way, a descent: “difficilis et praeruptus,Hirt. B. G. 8, 40, 4 and 5; cf.: “facilis descensus Averno,Verg. A. 6, 126: “ipso descensu Jovis speluncae,Plin. 16, 26, 46, § 110: “montis,Vulg. Luc. 19, 37.—*
II. In partic. (acc. to descendo, no. I. B. 5), obscene, a lying down, Varr. R. R. 2, 5, 13.
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