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fertĭlĭtas , ātis, f. fertilis,
I.fruitfulness, fertility, abundance.
I. Lit., of plants and animals (class.): quae sit vel sterilitas agrorum vel fertilitas futura, * Cic. Div. 1, 57, 131: “loci,Caes. B. G. 2, 4, 1: “terrae,Quint. 2, 19, 2; cf.: “terrae (Siculae),Ov. M. 5, 481: “frugum et vitium olearumque,Plin. 3, 5, 6, § 41: “metallorum,id. 3, 20, 24, § 138. —Of animal fruitfulness: “(Rhea) indoluit fertilitate suā,Ov. F. 4, 202: barbara, i. e. of the Oriental women, Poët. ap. Cic. Tusc. 2, 15, 36: “animalium ad generandum,Plin. 8, 42, 66, § 164.—
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