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extensĭo , ōnis, f. extendo.
I. A stretching out, extension.
A. Lit.: “chordarum,Isid. 3, 15, 1.—Esp. of the body or limbs: “corporum,Cael. Aur. Acut. 3, 6, 63; id. Tard. 2, 1, 2; 3; 14; “16: crurum,id. ib. 2, 1, 44; so, “alarum,a spreading, Vulg. Isa. 8, 8: “membranae (in a water-fowl's foot),Ambros. Hexaem. 5, 22, 74: “follis nostri corporei,Arn. in Psa. 149.—
B. Transf.
(α). A swelling, tumor: “extensiones et tubercula in dorso,Veg. 3, 15, 2.—
(β). An extension, extended space: “caelorum,Hier. in Isa. 12, 44, § 24.—
II. Trop., a strain, stretching: mentis = ἔκστασις, i. e. fury, Cael. Aur. Tard. 1, 5, 150.
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