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prae-lūdo , si, sum, 3, v. a., play beforehand, by way of practice or trial; to prelude, rehearse (post - Aug.).
I. Lit.: “Nero Pompeiano praeludit,sings beforehand, preludes, Plin. 37, 2, 7, § 19: “tragoediis,Gell. 19, 11, 2.—With acc.: pugnam praeludere, to prepare one's self for fighting, Rut. Itin. 1, 257.—
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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 37.19
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 19.11.2
    • Statius, Silvae,
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