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vānĭtas , ātis, f. vanus.
I. Lit., emptiness, nothingness, nullity, want of reality: nulla in caelo nec fortuna, nec temeritas, nec erratio, nec vanitas inest; “contra omnis ordo, veritas, ratio, constantia,Cic. N. D. 2, 21, 56: “ne vanitas itineris ludibrio esset,uselessness, purposelessness, Liv. 40, 22, 5: “Romanis Gallici tumultus adsueti, etiam vanitates notae sunt,id. 38, 17, 5 Weissenb. —
B. Esp., falsity, falsehood, deception, untruth, untrustworthiness, fickleness, etc.
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