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portus ūs, m

1 PAR-, a harbor, haven, port : in Graeciae portūs: portu solvere, sail from port : ex portu exire, Cs.: portūs linquere, V.: portum petere, enter : tenere, reach : occupare, H.: in portum se recipere, Cs.: in portu operam dare, to be an officer of the customs : neque ex portu vectigal conservari potest, the revenue from customs .— Prov.: in portu navigo, i. e. am out of danger , T.: in portu esse.—Poet.: Per septem Nilus portūs emissus in aequor, i. e. mouths , O.—Fig., a place of refuge, haven, asylum, retreat : portus corporis, Enn. ap. C.: se in philosophiae portum conferre: nationum portus erat senatus: omnis in limine portus, i. e. security is at hand , V.: Vos eritis nostrae portus et ara fugae, O.

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