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aevĭtas , ātis, f. aevum (an old word, = aetas, which is contr. from it),
I.the time through which a person lives or a thing lasts, the time of existence.
I. Lit.: qua voluptate aevitatis extimam attigit metam aevitas, Varr. ap. Non. p. 193, 7: “censores populi aevitates, suboles, familias pecuniasque censento,Cic. Leg. 3, 7: SI MORBVS AEVITASVE VITIVM ESCIT, Leg. XII. Tab. ap. Gell. 20, 1, 25; Arn. 5, 8.—
II. Trop.
A. Of the future, time unending, immortality: “sed etiam mortales deos ad aevitatem temporis edidit,for endless ages, to endure forever, App. Dogm. Plat. 1, 120.—
B. Of the past: “quid operis aut negotii celebrans anteacti temporis decurrerit aevitatem,the time of yore, Arn. 2, 22.
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