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glăcĭes , ēi, f. root in Gr. γάλα, γαλακτ-; cf. γλαγάω, to be milky, etc.; Germ. Gletscher; v. gelu,
I.ice (cf.; gelu, pruina).
I. Lit.: “sol glaciem dissolvit,Lucr. 6, 963; so ib. 878: “ne teneras glacies secet aspera plantas,Verg. E. 10, 49; Hor. C. 2, 9, 5; Ov. M. 2, 808; 13, 795; Plin. 8, 28, 42, § 103: “lubrica,slippery ice, Liv. 21, 36, 7: “Maeotica,Juv. 4, 42 et saep.—In plur.: “glacies,Verg. G. 4, 517: “glacierum,Sid. Ep. 4, 6 fin.; Vulg. Dan. 3, 70.—*
II. Transf., hardness: “tum glacies aeris flamma devicta liquescit,Lucr. 1, 493.
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