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stillĭcĭdĭum (also written stilĭcĭd- ; v. Lachm. ad Lucr. p. 33), ii, n. stilla-cado,
I.a liquid which falls drop by drop, a dripping moisture, stillicide: “stillicidium eo quod stillatim cadat,Varr. L. L. 5, § 27 Müll.
I. In gen. (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “stillicidi casus lapidem cavat,Lucr. 1, 313: “grandinis,Sen. Q. N. 4, 3, 2: “urinae,Plin. 30, 8, 21, § 66; cf. “vesicae,id. 28, 8, 32, § 122: “arborum,id. 17, 12, 18, § 89: “mellis,Tert. Spect. 27 fin.: raritas nubium stillicidia dispergit, App. de Mundo, p. 61.—
B. Trop.: “per stillicidia emittere animam quam semel exhalare,little by little, Sen. Ep. 101, 14.—
II. In partic., falling rain, rain-water falling from the eaves of houses (class.): “jura parietum, luminum, stillicidiorum,Cic. de Or. 1, 38, 173; id. Or. 21, 79; id. Top. 5, 27; Vitr. 2, 1; Dig. 8, 6, 8; 8, 2, 20; Pall. Aug. 8, 2.
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