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vivo . . . saxo, ‘arched with living rock.’ Pendentia does not necessarily, like ‘overhanging’ or ‘suspended,’ suggest that the object spoken of is supported from above or from one side, but implies only the want of direct support from below. So it is used of the vault of heaven, pendentis caeli, VII. 580, of a roof supported on columns, “centum pendentia tecta columnis”, Mart.ii. XIV. 9, of the Pons Sublicius, pendente via, Sidon. Apoll. V. 70, of the water of an aqueduct, “innumero pendens transmittitur arcu”, Stat. Silv.I. v. 28.Used of similar formations seen from above it is equivalent to ‘hollow,’ as in H. N. II. 82. See Henry, Aeneidea, vol. I. pp. 465-70, whence I have taken these references.vivo. Cf. XIV. 712 n.
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