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quā^drāgēsĭmus (old form † quā^-drāgensŭmus , Num. ap. Eckh. D. N. 6, p. 296), a, um, adj. quadraginta.
I. The fortieth: “pars quadragesima,Cato, R. R. 23, 2: nono et quadragesimo die, Varr. ap. Gell. 3, 10, 7: “anno fere centesimo et quadragesimo,Cic. Rep. 2, 15, 29; id. Fam. 10, 33, 5: “pars quadragesima octava,Col. 5, 1, 9; Plin. 2, 8, 6, § 37.—
II. Subst.: quā^-drāgēsĭma , ae, f. (sc. pars), the fortieth part, a fortieth: “quadragesima summae,Suet. Calig. 40.—
B. In partic.
1. As a tax, the fortieth part, a fortieth (as with us, a tenth, a tithe): “abolitio quadragesimae quinquagesimaeque,Tac. A. 13, 51: “quadragesimae portorium sive vectigal,Symm. Ep. 5, 65: “publicum quadragesimae in Asiā egit,Suet. Vesp. 1: C. ATIO ALCIMO FELICIANO ... PROG. QVADRAG. GALLIARVM, Inscr. Maff. Mus. Veron.; cf. “abbrev., TABVLARIVS XXXX. GALLIAR.,Inscr. Orell. 3344.—
2. In eccl. Lat., the Christian fast of forty days, Lent, Hier. Ep. 41, 3.
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