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aethra , ae, f., = αἴθρα [v. aestas],
I.the upper, pure air, the bright, clear, serene sky: “aetheris splendor, qui sereno caelo conspicitur,Serv. ad Verg. A. 3, 585 (poet.): flammea, Jul. ap. Macr. 6, 4 (Trag. Rel. p. 228 Rib.): “siderea,Verg. A. 3, 585.—
II. Transf., like aether, the sky, air, heavens: “surgere in aethram,Lucr. 6, 467: “volans rubrā ales in aethrā,Verg. A. 12, 247; so Sil. 4, 103; Stat. S. 1, 2, 135 al. (but in Cic. N. D. 2, 15, 42, the correct read. is aethere, B. and K.).
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