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portentum ī, n

P. n. of portendo, a sign, token, omen, portent : si, quod raro fit, id portentum putandum est, etc.: ne quaere profecto, Quem casum portenta ferant, V.A monster, monstrosity : bovem quendam putari deum, multaque alia portenta: Quale portentum neque militaris Daunias alit, H.A marvellous fiction, extravagance, absurdity : poëtarum portenta: portentum certissimum est, esse aliquem humanā specie, qui, etc. —Fig., a monster, demon : Clodius, fatale portentum rei p.

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