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purgāmen , ĭnis, n. id..
I. What was annually swept or washed from the temple of Vesta, i. e. the dirt or filth swept out, the sweepings, offscourings, Ov. F. 6, 713 and 227; v. stercus.—
II. A means of purgation, purification, or expiation: “caedis,Ov. M. 11, 409: “mali,id. F. 2, 35; 2, 23: “mentis,id. M. 15, 327: aquae, i. e. baptism, Prud. στεφ. 6, 30.—
III. Purity, clearness, Prud. Cath. 7, 80.
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