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strŭes , is, f. id.,
I.a heap, pile of things put together.
I. In gen. (class.; “syn.: acervus, cumulus, congeries): laterum,Cic. Att. 5, 12, 3: “corporum,Liv. 23, 5; Tac. H. 2, 70; 3, 83: “lignorum,Liv. 21, 37; Plin. 16, 11, 22, § 53: “arma cum telis in strue mixta,Ov. P. 2, 1, 40: “rogi,a funeral pile, pyre, Tac. G. 27; Luc. 8, 757; Sen. Phoen. 112; id. Oedip. 33: “uvarum,Plin. 14, 4, 5, § 51 et saep.: “(milites Macedones) confusa strue implicantur,a heap, mass, phalanx, Liv. 44, 41, 7.—Collect., with a verb in the plur.: LOCVS QVO EA STRVES CONGERANTVR, i. e. piles of wood, Cenot. Pis. I. (in Inscr. Orell. 642).—
II. In partic., in relig. lang., a heap of little offering-cakes: “strues genera liborum sunt, digitorum conjunctorum non dissimilia, qui superjecta panicula in transversum continentur,Fest. p. 310 Müll.; cf. id. s. v. ferctum, p. 85; cf. Cato, R. R. 134, 2; 141, 4; Ov. F. 1, 276; Inscr. Fratr. Arv. ap. Marin. p. 403.
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