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annōna ae, f

annus, the year's produce: vectigal ex salariā annonā, out of the annual supply, L.Means of subsistence, provisions, corn, grain, crop: Tum annona carast, is dear, T.: caritas annonae, scarcity: perfugia nostrae annonae, resources of our market: vilitas annonae, abundance. —Meton., the price (of grain), market: iam ad denarios quinquaginta in singulos modios annona pervenerat, Cs.: vetus, former prices, L.: annonam levare, to relieve scarcity: ad varietates annonae horreum, a storehouse against fluctuations in price, L.—Fig.: Vilis amicorum est annona, the market price, H.

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