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flexus , ūs, m. flecto,
I.a bending, turning, winding (class.; in sing. and plur.).
II. Trop.
B. In partic. (post-Aug.).
2. Of the voice, inflection, modulation, variation: “citharoedi simul et sono vocis et plurimis flexibus serviunt,Quint. 1, 12, 3: “quid quoque flexu dicendum,id. 1, 8, 1: “qui flexus deceat miserationem,id. 1, 11, 12; 1, 8, 3.—
3. In gram., inflection, variation, derivation (in Varro flexura, v. h. v.): quid vero? quae tota positionis ejusdem in diversos flexus eunt? cum Alba faciat Albanos et Albenses; “volo, volui et volavi,Quint. 1, 6, 15.
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