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pervĭgĭlĭum , ii, n. id.,
I.a watching all night, a remaining awake or sitting up all night long.
II. In partic., a devotional watching, a vigil: “castra pervigilio neglecta, Liv 23, 35: celebrare,Tac. A. 15, 44: “indicere,Suet. Calig. 54: “pervigilio anniversario colere,id. Galb. 4: “agere,id. Vit. 10; Plin. 18, 12, 32, § 124: Pervigilium Veneris, the name of a little Latin poem by an unknown author, of perhaps the second century A. D.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Suetonius, Caligula, 54
    • Suetonius, Vitellius, 10
    • Tacitus, Annales, 15.44
    • Suetonius, Galba, 4
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 18.124
    • Seneca, de Ira, 3.29.1
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