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ne-fās n

indecl, something contrary to divine law, an impious deed, sin, crime: quicquid non licet, nefas putare debemus: officia tua mihi nefas est oblivisci: nefas est dictu, fuisse, etc.: quibus nefas est . . . deserere patronos, Cs.: fas atque nefas, right and wrong, V.: per omne fas ac nefas, in every way, L.: in omne nefas se parare, O.: Summum crede nefas animam praeferre pudori, Iu.—Of a person, a wretch, monster: exstinxisse nefas, i. e. Helen, V.—As interj, horrid! shocking! dreadful!: quatenus, heu nefas! Virtutem incolumem odimus, H.: sequiturque, nefas! Aegyptia coniux, V.—An impossibility: levius fit patientiā Quidquid corrigere est nefas, H.

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