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orbĭta , ae, f. orbis.
I. A track or rut made in the ground by a wheel.
B. Trop., a track, course, path (ante-class. and poet.): neque id ab orbitā matrum familias instituti, quod, etc., Varr. ap. Non. 542, 28; Plin. 8, 58, 83, § 227; a beaten path, Quint. 2, 13, 16: “veteris culpae,” i. e. bad example, Juv. 14, 37.—
II. An impression, mark left by a ligature: “vinculi,Plin. 17, 23, 35, § 210.—
III. A circuit, orbit: “orbita lunae,Auct. Aetn. 230: “lunaris illa orbita,Sen. Q. N. 7, 10, 2.
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