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păvĭo , īvi, ītum, 4, v. a. kindr. with παιω,
I.to beat, strike.
II. Transf., to beat, ram, or tread down: “aream esse oportet solidam, terrā pavitā,Varr. R. R. 1, 51, 1: “sato pavitur terra,Plin. 19, 7, 36, § 120: “pavimenta fistucis pavita,id. 36, 25, 61, § 185: “pavitum solum,Col. 1, 6, 16.—Hence, păvītum , i, n., a hard-beaten floor, a pavement (post-class.), Paul. Nol. Carm. 25, 37.
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