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āra ae, f

AS-, a structure for sacrifice, altar: ex arā sume verbenas, T.: dicata, L. — Esp., of altars to the Penates, in the impluvia, while the Lares had a focus in the atrium; hence, arae et foci, hearth and home, altars and fires: regis arae focique: de vestris aris ac focis decernite: pro aris atque focis suis cernere, S.—Supplicants fled to the altars for protection: cum in aram confugisset: eo ille confugit in arāque consedit, N. — An oath was confirmed by laying the hand on the altar: qui si aram tenens iuraret, crederet nemo: iurandae tuum per nomen arae, H.: Tango aras, et numina testor, V. — Fig., protection, refuge, shelter: aram tibi parare, T.: ad aram legum tonfugere: ara sepulchri, a funeral pile, V.: sepulchrales arae, O.The Altar (a constellation): pressa, i. e. low in the south, O.A monument: ara virtutis.

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