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pāgus , i (old
I.gen. PAGEIEI, which prob. is an error for PAGEI, Inscr. Orell. 3793), m. root pak-, pag-, to make fast or firm, whence pango, pax, pagina; Gr. πήγνυμι, πάγος, etc.; prop., a place with fixed boundaries; hence, a district, canton, province (opp. to the city), the country (cf. vicus): “paganalia (feriae sunt eorum) qui sunt aliquoius pagi,Varr. L. L. 6, § 24; cf. id. ib. § 26 Müll.: Lemonia tribus a pago Lemonio appellata est, Paul. ex Fest. p. 15: “pagos et compita circum,Verg. G. 2, 382: “omissis pagis vicisque,Tac. A. 1, 56: “MAGISTER PAGI,a country magistrate, Inscr. Orell. 3793 sq.: “si me toto laudet vicinia pago,Juv. 14, 154.—Of the districts, cantons, of the Gauls and Germans: “in Galliā ... in omnibus pagis partibusque,Caes. B. G. 6, 11; 1, 12; 4, 1; 22; 6, 23; 7, 64; Tac. G. 39: “cum Alamannorum pagos aliquos esse reputaret hostiles,Amm. 18, 2, 1.—
II. Transf.
B. Novem Pagi, a city in Belgic Gaul, now Dieuze, Amm. 16, 2, 9 (al. Decem Pagi).
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