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rĕfŭgĭum , ii, n. refugio,
I.a recourse, a taking refuge (mostly post-Aug.; cf.: perfugium, asylum).
I. Lit. (not in Cic.).
A. Abstr.: “ad naves,Front. Strat. 1, 11 fin. — In plur.: “portas refugiis profugorum aperuere,Just. 11, 4, 9. —
B. Concr., a place of refuge, a refuge: “silvae tutius dedere refugium,Liv. 9, 37: “refugium abscondendi causā servo praestare,Dig. 11, 3, 1, § 2.—In plur., Front. Strat. 1, 3 fin.: “refugia aperire,Dig. 7, 1, 13, § 7: “quos refugia montium receperunt,Just. 2, 6, 11.—
II. Trop., a refuge: regum, populorum, nationum portus erat et refugium senatus, * Cic. Off. 2, 8, 26; Suet. Tib. 35: “Dominus refugium pauperi,Vulg. Psa. 9, 9.—In plur.: “refugia salutis,Just. 14, 2, 8.
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