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stătūra , ae, f. status, from sto; prop. a standing upright, an upright posture; hence,
I.height or size of the body, stature.
I. Lit. (class.): “(vir) commodā staturā,Plaut. As. 2, 3, 21: staturā haud magnā, id. Poen. 5, 2, 152: pro facie, pro staturā, Lucil. ap. Non. 226, 25: “velim mihi dicas, L. Turselius quā facie fuerit, quā staturā, etc.,Cic. Phil. 2, 16, 41: “corporis nostri partes totaque figura et forma et statura, quam apta ad naturam sit, apparet,id. Fin. 5, 12, 35; so, “corporis (corresp. to figura),id. Inv. 1, 28, 41: “ipse (citharoedus) formā et specie sit et staturā appositā ad dignitatem,Auct. Her. 4, 47, 60: “parva statura (hominis),ib. 4, 33, 45: “homines tantulae staturae,of so small a stature, Caes. B. G. 2, 30 fin.: “hoc ali staturam, ali hoc vires,id. ib. 6, 21.—
II. Transf., of animals or plants, size, growth (post-Aug. and rare): “Altinae vaccae sunt humilis staturae,Col. 6, 24, 5: “producere vitem in tantam staturam, quantam permittit agricola,id. 5, 5, 8.
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