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fax facis, f

1 FAC-, a torch, firebrand, flambeau, link : faces de muro eminus iaciebant, Cs.: faces undique ex agris conlectae, L.: ambulare cum facibus, H.: faces iam accensas ad urbis incendium exstinxi: ardens: faces ferro inspicare, V.: dilapsa in cineres fax, H.: arcana, i. e. carried in the Eleusinian mysteries, Iu.A nuptial-torch (carried in the wedding procession): novas incide faces, tibi ducitur uxor, V.: face nuptiali digna, i. e. of marriage , H.: nuptiales: maritae, O.A funeral-torch (with which the pyre was kindled): Funereas rapuere faces, V.—As an attribute of Cupid, the torch of love , O., Tb., Pr.—As an attribute of the Furies, the torch of wrath : madefacta sanguine, O.—Of the heavenly bodies, a light, orb : Phoebi fax, C. poët.— A fiery meteor, fire-ball, shooling-star, comet : visae nocturno tempore faces: Stella facem ducens, i. e. a torch-like train , V.: stellae, a comet , L.: faces visae ardere sub astris, meteors , O.—Fig., a torch, light : facem praeferre pudendis, i. e. make deeds of shame conspicuous , Iu.: studii mei, guide , O.: adulescentulo ad libidinem facem praeferre.— A torch, fire, flame, incitement, stimulus, cause of ruin, destruction : corporis facibus inflammari ad cupiditates: me torret face mutuā Calais, flame of love , H.: dicendi faces, flaming eloquence : subicere faces invidiae alicuius: inde faces ardent (a dote), Iu.: Antonius incendiorum, instigator : belli, L.

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