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-glădĭor , āri,
I.v. dep. n. [gladius], to fight for life and death, to contend fiercely (a Ciceron. word).
I. Prop.: “cives inter se sicis,Cic. Leg. 3, 9, 20.—
II. Transf., to contend warmly, dispute, sc. with words: “de quibus inter se digladiari solent (philosophi),Cic. Off. 1, 9, 28: cum aliquo tot voluminibus, id. Ac. Fragm. ap. Non. 65, 14; cf. “coupled with depugnare,id. ib. 15: “digladientur illi, per me licet,id. Tusc. 4, 21.
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