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fulgor , ōris, m. fulgeo,
I.lightning, a flash of lightning (mostly poet. for fulgur): “fulgorem quoque cernimus ante Quam tonitrum accipimus,Lucr. 6, 170 Lachm. N. cr.; so ib. 217; Verg. A. 8, 524; Ov. M. 7, 619.—In plur.: prospera Juppiter his dextris fulgoribus edit, Cic. poët. Div. 2, 39, 82; cf. id. Rep. 6, 17: “(anhelitus terrae) cum se in nubem induerint, tum et fulgores et tonitrua exsistere,id. Div. 2, 19, 44.—
II. Transf., flash, glitter, gleam, brightness, splendor (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
B. Trop., brightness, splendor, glory, renown: “nominis et famae quondam fulgore trahebar,Ov. Tr. 5, 12, 39: “gloriae,Val. Max. 8, 1, 11; cf.: “omnibus fulgore quodam suae claritatis tenebras obduxit,Quint. 10, 1, 72: “urit fulgore suo qui praegravat artes,Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 13: “avitus,Vell. 2, 4 fin.: “rerum,Plin. 7, 26, 27, § 95.
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