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laurus ī (abl. laurū and laurō, H., O.; plur, nom. and acc. laurūs, V., Ct., Tb.; voc. laurūs, O.), f

a bay-tree, laurel-tree, laurel (sacred to Apollo): Phoebo sua Munera, lauri, etc., V.; its branches were the crown of poets: Pindarus Laureā donandus, H.; of the flamens: coronatus laureā coronā, L.; and of ancestral images in festivals; generals in triumph wore laurel crowns, carried laurel branches, and the fasces of their lictors were bound with laurel, C.: nitidā incingere lauru, O.: incurrit haec nostra laurus non solum in oculis, sed, etc., i. e. triumph: ornari lauro secundā, Iu.

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