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prōfāno , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. pro-fanum, bring any thing to a god before the temple, i. e. to dedicate, consecrate, offer in sacrifice (ante-class.): “daps profanata,Cato, R. R. 50: “profanato sine contagione,id. ib. 132: decimam Herculi, Massur. Sabin. ap. Macr. S. 3, 6: ad aram decimam bovum, Fest. s. v. potitium, p. 237 Müll.; Aur. Vict. Orig. Gent. Rom. 6: polluctum cum profanatum dicitur, id est proinde ut sit fani factum; “itaque olim fano consumebatur omne quod profanum erat,Varr. L. L. 6, § 54 Müll. (the passage is corrupt).
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