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nex , nĕcis, f. neco,
I.death (syn.: mors, letum).
I. Lit.
A. A violent death, murder, slaughter (cf.: caedes, occisio): mater terribilem minatur vitae cruciatum et necem, Enn. ap. Cic. de Or. 3, 58, 218 (Trag. v. 44 Vahl.): “insidiatori et latroni, quae potest esse injusta nex,Cic. Mil. 4, 10: “necem sibi consciscere,id. N. D. 2, 3, 7: “vitae necisque potestatem habere in aliquem,Caes. B. G. 1, 10: “necem comminari alicui,Suet. Caes. 14: “neci dedere,Verg. G. 4, 90: “neci demittere,id. A. 2, 85: “neci mittere,id. ib. 12, 513: “neci dare,id. ib. 12, 341: “necem alicui parare,Ov. A. A. 1, 73: “neci occumbere,id. M. 15, 499; id. H. 14, 12: “eripere necem alicui,Stat. Th. 3, 69: “miscere neces,to murder, Val. Fl. 3, 381: “gravi nece urgere aliquem,Sen. Herc. Oet. 1833: “devotus neci,doomed to death, id. Thyest. 693: vitae necisque potestas, Mos. et Rom. Leg. Coll. 4, 8, 1.—
(β). With gen. obj.: “multorum civium neces,Cic. Cat. 1, 7, 18.—
(γ). With gen. subj.: “venatorum,Phaedr. 2, 8, 2.—
B. In gen., death, a natural death (rare and post-Aug.): “post necem Mithridatis,Just. 42, 1, 1: “post necem consulis,Suet. Caes. 5: “fata nobis sensum nostrae necis auferunt,Sen. Cons. ad Marc. 21, 7.—
II. Transf., the blood of the slain: “(manūs) imbutae Phrygia nece,Ov. A. A. 2, 714.—
B. In gen., destruction, ruin, = pernicies, exitium (jurid. Lat.): “in necem alicujus,Dig. 38, 5, 1; 36, 4, 5; 15, 1, 21.
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