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mīlīārīus or millĭārĭus , a, um, adj. id.,
I.containing or comprising a thousand.
I. Adj.: “decuriae,Varr. L. L. 9, § 87 Müll.: “greges,id. R. R. 2, 10: “clivus,of a thousand paces, id. ib. 3, 1: “apri,weighing a thousand pounds, Sen. Ep. 110, 12: “oleae,Plin. 17, 12, 19, § 93: “ala,of a thousand men, Plin. Ep. 7, 31: “COHORS, Inscr Grut. 482, 4: porticus,a thousand feet in length, Suet. Ner. 31: aevum, of a thousand years, Tert Anim 31.—
II. Subst.
A. mīlĭārĭum (mill- ), ii, n.
1. A mile-stone (which indicated a distance of a thousand paces, i. e. a Roman mile): “cum plebes prope ripam Anienis ad tertium miliarium consedisset,Cic. Brut. 14, 54: “intra primum urbis Romae miliarium,Gai. Inst. 4, 104: “intra centesimum urbis Romae miliarium,within a hundred miles of Rome, id. ib. 1, 27.—In partic.: miliarium or miliarium aureum, the mile-stone set up by Augustus in the forum, as the terminal point of all military roads: “mille passus non a miliario Urbis, sed a continentibus aedificiis numerandi sunt,Dig. 50, 16, 154; Suet. Oth. 6; Plin. 3, 5, 9, § 66; Tac. H. 1, 27.—Plur: “miliaria lapidea,Aug. Serm. 351, 11.—
(β). Transf., a Roman mile, a mile, Suet. Ner. 31.—
2. The number one thousand, a thousand, Varr. L. L. 9, § 82 Müll.: annorum, a space of a thousand years, Aug. Civ. Dei, 20, 7.—
B. mīlĭārĭi (mill- ), ōrum, m., a Christian sect who believed in the doctrine of a millennial kingdom, the Millenarians, Chiliasts, Aug. Haeres. 8; id. Civ. Dei, 20, 7, 1; Hier. praef. libri 18 in Isa. 66, 33.
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