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excĭdĭum (sometimes written exscidium , as if from exscindo), ii, n. usually referred to ex-cīdo,
I.overthrow, demolition, subversion, ruin (especially of cities, buildings, etc.), destruction (not freq. till the Aug. per.; “not in Caes. and Cic.): urbis,Liv. 27, 39 fin.; Tac. H. 1, 80; 3, 76; Verg. A. 5, 626.—In plur.: “petit urbem excidiis,Verg. G. 2, 505; id. A. 2, 643; 10, 46; Liv. 9, 45; 29, 1 al.: “castellorum,Tac. H. 4, 15: “arcium,Verg. A. 12, 655: “Libyae,id. ib. 1, 22: “gentium,Vell. 2, 98, 2; Tac. H. 5, 25; cf. “Cretensium,Sall. H. Fragm. p. 290 ed. Gerl.: “legionum,Tac. H. 4, 61: “meorum,Verg. A. 8, 386 et saep.
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