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sĕrēno , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. id., make clear, fair, or serene, to clear up (poet.; syn. tranquillo).
I. Lit.: “vultu, quo caelum tempestatesque serenat (Juppiter),Verg. A. 1, 255: “axem,Sil. 12, 637: “Olympum,id. 12, 665: “glauca terga aquae, Claud. de Apono, 36: domum largo igne,to ligth up, Stat. Achill. 1, 120.—Absol.: luce serenanti, in bright, clear daylight, * Cic. poët. Div. 1, 11, 18.—
B. Impers.: “cum serenat,when it is clear, Min. Fel. 32, 4.—
II. Trop.: “spem fronte serenat,Verg. A. 4, 477; “for which: tristia fronte,Sil. 11, 368; cf.: “nubila animi,Plin. 2, 6, 4, § 13.
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