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mŏdĕrāmen , ĭnis, n. id.,
I.a means of managing or governing, e. g. a rudder, helm (poet. and in post-class. prose).
I. Lit.
A. Innixus moderamine navis, Ov. M. 15, 726; so in plur., id. ib. 3, 644.—
B. Management, direction, control: “equorum,Ov. M. 2, 48.—
II. Trop.: rerum, the helm, i. e. the management of affairs, the government of the state, Ov. M. 6, 677; also, a means of moderating, mitigating, controlling: verum serenitas nostra certum moderamen invenit, Cod. Th. 11, 30, 64.
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