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pāgĭna , ae, f. root pag-(pak-), of pango, πήγνυμι; v. pagus,
I.a written page or leaf: “paginae dictae, quod ... in illis versus panguntur, id est figuntur,Fest. p. 221 Müll.
I. Lit.: “cum hanc paginam tenerem,Cic. Q. Fr. 1, 2, 3, § 10: “complere paginam,id. Att. 13, 34: “tantas paginas commovere,id. Fin. 4, 19, 53; Plin. 13, 12, 24, § 80: “censoriarum legum paginae,id. 8, 51, 77, § 209: “millesima pagina,Juv. 7, 100.— Prov.: fortuna paginam utramque facit, fills both sides of the account, confers both good and ill fortune (alluding to accountbooks, in which the receipts were written on one page and the expenses on the opposite one), Plin. 2, 7, 5, § 22.—
II. Transf.
A. A page, for any writing, a letter, book, etc.: “varie sum affectus tuis litteris: valde priore paginā perturbatus, paulum alterā recreatus,Cic. Fam. 16, 4, 1: “respondi postremae tuae paginae,id. Att. 6, 2, 3: “lasciva est nobis pagina, vita proba,Mart. 1, 5, 8: “profana,Claud. I. Cons. Stil. 2, 301.—
B. A leaf, slab: “vel tabellas qualescumque marmoreas aut paginas imprimemus,Pall. 6, 11 fin.: “insignis honorum,a plate on which are engraved a person's titles and honors, Juv. 10, 58.—
C. In vine-dressers' lang., four rows of vines joined together in a square, a bed or quarter, Plin. 17, 22, 35, § 169.
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