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trŏpĭcus , a, um, adj., = τροπικός.
I. Lit., of or belonging to a turn or turning, tropical: “Capricornus,” i. e. where the sun turns back, Aus. Idyll. 16, 7; cf. id. Ecl. de Ratione Diei Anni, 2; Manil. 3, 614.—
II. Trop. *
A. trŏpĭca , ōrum, n., changes, alterations: “pecuniae cupiditas haec tropica instituit,Petr. 88.—
B. In the later rhet. lang., figurative, metaphorical, tropical (late Lat.): “figura,Gell. 13, 24, 31: locutiones, Aug. contra Mendac. 10.—Adv.: trŏpĭcē , figuratively: “loqui maluit,Aug. Genes. ad Lit. 4, 9.
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