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mergus , i, m. mergo.
I. A diver, a kind of water-fowl, Varr. L. L. 5, § 78 Müll.: “praesagiunt pluviam mergi,Plin. 18, 35, 87, § 362: “mergi maria fugientes,id. ib.; Ov. M. 8, 625; cf.: aequor amat; “nomenque tenet, quia mergitur illo,id. ib. 11, 795; Hor. Epod. 10, 22.—Jestingly: “mergus agrarius, of one who is eager to possess lands,Capitol. Pertin. 9.—
II. A vine-layer, Col. 4, 15, 1; Pall. 3, 16, 1.
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