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alcēdōnĭa (halc- ), ōrum, n. alcedo,
I.the fourteen winter days during which the kingfisher broods and the sea is calm, v. alcedo.—Hence, trop., a deep calm, profound tranquillity: “ludi sunt, tranquillum est, alcedonia sunt circum forum,Plaut. Cas. prol. 26: “mare ipsum aiunt, ubi alcedonia sint, fieri feriatum,Front. Fer. Alc. 3.
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