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mĕmŏrĭa , ae, f. memor.
I. The faculty of remembering, memory, recollection (class.): “ubi me fugiet memoria,Plaut. Bacch. 1, 1, 2: “Edepol, memoria's optumad,id. Mil. 1, 1, 45: “bona,Cic. Att. 8, 4, 2: “segnis ac lenta,Sen. Ep. 74, 1: “tenacissima,Quint. 1, 1, 19: “Hortensius memoriā tantā fuit, ut, etc.,Cic. Brut. 88, 301: “hoc in memoria mea penitus insedit,id. de Or. 2, 28, 122: “in memoriam redigere,to recall to mind, recollect, id. Fam. 1, 9, 9; so, “in memoriam reducere,id. Inv 1, 52, 98 memoriā comprehendere, to hold in the memory, commit to memory, id. do Or. 1, 34, 154: “memoriā tenere,id. Sen. 4, 12; Caes. B. G. 1, 14: “memoriā custodire,Cic. de Or. 1, 28, 127: “memoriam agitare,to exercise the memory, Quint. 1, 8, 14: “habere in memoriā,to remember, Ter. And. 1, 1, 13: “hoc est mihi in memoriā,in my recollection, Cic. Sull. 13, 37: “deponere aliquid ex memoriā,to forget a thing, id. ib. 6, 18: “memoriam alicujus deponere,to forget, Caes. B. G. 1, 14: “si memoria fefellerit,Quint. 11, 3, 127: “hoc fugit memoriam meam,has escaped my recollection, id. 4, 5, 3: “Carthaginem excidisse de memoriā,Liv. 29, 19, 12; cf.: “memoriā cedere,id. 2, 33, 9: “memoriā abire,id. 2, 4, 2 ut mea memoria est, Cic. Att. 13, 31, 4: “ex memoriā exponam,from memory, id. Cat. 3, 6, 13.—
II. Memory, remembrance: “si quid faciendumst mulieri male ... Ibi ei inmortalis memoriast meminisse,Plaut. Mil. 3, 3, 15: verterunt sese memoriae, remembrances are altered, i. e. times are changed, id. Truc. 2, 1, 10: “memoriā dign' viri,Cic. Fin. 5, 1, 2: “nostrae,id. Fam. 8, 3, 3: “memoriae prodere sermonem alicujus,to hand down to posterity, to leave in writing, to record, id. de Or. 3, 4, 14: “memoriam prodere,to transmit, hand down, Caes. B. G. 1, 13: “traditur memoriae, prolapsum cecidisse,it is related, Liv. 5, 21: “vivit, vivetque per omnium saeculorum memoriam,Vell. 2, 66, 5: “(oratio) ad memoriam laudum domesticarum,Cic. Brut. 16, 62: “quorum memoria et recordatio jucunda sane fuit,id. ib. 2, 9: “memoria immortalis,Nep. Att. 11, 5.—
B. Transf.
1. The time of remembrance, period of recollection, time: “multi superiori memoriā se in alias civitates contulerunt,in earlier times, Cic. Balb. 12, 28: “Cratippus princeps hujus memoriae philosophorum,in our time, at the present time, id. Off. 3, 2, 5: “quod persaepe et nostrā, et patrum memoriā acci dit,id. Font. 7, 13: “usque ad nostram memoriam,id. Imp. Pomp. 18, 54: “quod in omni memoriā est omnino inauditum,id. Vatin. 14, 33: “post hominum memoriam,since the memory of man, id. Cat. 1, 7, 16: “paulo supra hanc memoriam,a little before this, a short time since, Caes. B. G. 6, 19.—
c. (Eccl. Lat.) A monument, esp. a Christian church as a memorial of a saint or monument of a martyr: “in memoriā Cypriani manere,Aug. Conf 5, 8, 3: memoriae martyrum templis deorum succedunt, id. Civ. Dei, 26, 5; “22, 8, 11 and 12 al.: memoriam sibi et suis com parare,Inscr. Grut. 827, 8.—
III. Personified, the goddess of memory, = Mnemosyne, Afran. ap. Gell. 13, 8, 3: “Jovis (filias, ex memoria uxore,Arn. 3, c. 37.
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