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prae-cŏlo , no
I.perf., cultum, 3, v. a.
I. To cultivate beforehand, trop.: “animi habitus, ad virtutem quasi praeculti et praeparati,Cic. Part. 23, 80.—
II. To honor, esteem, revere beforehand: “nova et ancipitia (i. e. ante tempus opportunum colere),Tac. A. 14, 22.—Hence, praecŭltus , a, um, P. a. (acc. to I.), highly ornamented (postAug.): “tunc donis sacro praeculta auro,Stat. Th. 2, 298: “genus eloquentiae praecultum,Quint. 11, 1, 31.
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