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vetus eris, adj. with sup. veterrimus (for comp. see vetustus)

VET-, old, aged, advanced in years: poëta, T.: veteres et moris antiqui memores, L.: laurus, V.Old, of long standing, seated: contumelia, Cs.: invidia, inveterate: amici (opp. novi): veterrima (amicitia): consuetudo, S.: provinciae, L.—Of soldiers: ille exercitatus et vetus (miles): milites, Cs.: legiones, L.: (tabernae) Veteres, the old booths of money-changers in the Forum (opp. Novae), L.—Esp., in the phrase, vetus est, it is an old saying: vetus est, de scurrā divitem fieri posse, etc.—Old, of a former time, former, earlier, ancient: credendum est veteribus et priscis, ut aiunt, viris: veterrimi poëtae Stoici: fama veterum malorum, V.: iniuria, Ph.—Plur m. as subst, the ancients, men of old, fathers, forefathers: maiores nostri, veteres illi: Quae veteres factitarunt, ancient writers, T.Plur n. as subst, the old, antiquity: si vetera mihi ignota (sunt), earlier events: vetera omittere, to leave out of consideration, S.: scrutari vetera, traditions: haec vetera, these old writings, Ta.

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