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perpĕtŭo , āvi, ātum (old
I.perf. subj. perpetuassint, Enn. Ann. 322), 1, v. a. perpetuus, to cause a thing to continue uninterruptedly, to proceed with continually, to make perpetual, perpetuate (rare but class.): libertatem ut perpetuassint, Enn. ap. Non. 150, 30 (Ann. v. 322 Vahl.): “amator qui perpetuat data,Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 72: “ut si cui sit infinitus spiritus datus, tamen eum perpetuare verba nolimus,Cic. de Or. 3, 46, 181: “judicum potestatem perpetuandam ... putavit,id. Sull. 22, 64: di te perpetuent, may the gods preserve you! a form of salutation addressed to the emperors, Lampr. Alex. Sev. 6.
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    • Cicero, For Sulla, 22.64
    • Plautus, Pseudolus, 1.3
    • Cicero, On Oratory, 3.46
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