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fulgē^trum , i (
I.fem. plur. acc. fulgetras, Plin. 28, 2, 5, § 25.—Post-class. plur. fulgitrua, Hyg. F. 183, unless we should read fulgetra), n. fulgeo, heat-lightning, lightning: Heraclitus existimat fulgurationem esse velut apud nos incipientium ignium conatus et primum flammam incertam, modo intereuntem modo resurgentem. Haec antiqui fulgetra dicebant, Sen. Q. N. 2, 56, 1; Plin. 2, 54, 55, § 142: si in nube luctetur flatus aut vapor, tonitrua edi; si erumpat ardens, fulmina; “si longiore tractu nitatur, fulgetra,id. 2, 43, 43, § 112: “quae pingi non possunt,id. 35, 10, 36, § 96.
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