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[25arg] Of certain new words which I had met in the Miimiambics of Gnaeus Matius.

GNAEUS MATIUS, a learned man, in his Mimiambics properly and fitly coined the word recentatur for the idea expressed by the Greek ἀναι εοῦται, that is “it is born again and is again made new.” The lines in which the word occurs are these: 1
E'en now doth Phoebus gleam, again is born (recentatur
The common light to joys of mortal men.
Matius too, in the same Mimiarmbics, says edulcare, meaning “to sweeten,” in these lines: 2

And therefore it is fit to sweeten (edulcare) life,
And bitter cares with wisdom to control.
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1 Frag. 9, Bährens.

2 Frag. 10, Bährens.

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