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castellum ī, n dim.

castrum, a castle, fort, citadel, fortress, stronghold: crebra, Cs.: castellis ab ingressione propulsari: multa capere, S.: montana castella, V.: castella communit, towers (on a wall), Cs.: castella facta, posts (for guards), Cs.— Poet.: Norica Castella in tumulis, i. e. mountain homes, V.—Fig., a shelter, stronghold, defence, refuge: latrocinii: castellum omnium scelerum, L.

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