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translātĭo or trālātĭo , ōnis, f. transfero,
I.a carrying or removing from one place to another, a transporting, transferring.
I. Lit.
B. In partic., of plants, a transplanting, ingrafting, Plin. 17, 11, 14, § 75; Col. 3, 10, 20; Varr. R. R. 1, 41, 3.—
C. A pouring out into another vessel, Col. 12, 52, 11. —
II. Trop.
A. In gen.: “criminis,a transferring, shifling off, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 42, § 91; cf. id. Inv. 1, 8, 10; 2, 19, 57; Quint. 3, 6, 23; 3, 6, 38 sq. —
B. In partic.
1. Of speech or writing, a version, translation into another language, Quint. 1, 4, 18; Hier. Ep. 99, 1; Aug. Retract. 1, 7, 2; Greg. Mag. in Job, 12, 6.—
b. A transfer to a figurative signification, a trope, metaphor: “translationes audaciores,Cic. de Or. 3, 38, 156 sq.: “durior ... verecunda,id. ib. 3, 41, 165; id. Or. 25, 85; Auct. Her. 4, 34, 45; Quint. 8, 6, 4 sq. al.—
2. In gram., a transposition.
a. Of letters, metathesis, Don. p. 1773 P.; Diom. p. 437 ib.—
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