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Clŭācīna (Clŏācīna , on account of a derivation from cloaca, Lact. 1, 20), ae, f. cluo,
I.the purifier: “Cluacina Venus, so called because the Romans, after the end of the Sabine war, purified themselves in the vicinity of her statue with myrtle branches,Plin. 15, 29, 36, § 119; Liv. 3, 48, 5; Serv. ad Verg. A. 1, 720; Plaut. Curc. 4, 1, 10; Prud. Apoth. 265; Lact. 1, 20, 11; plur., Tert. Pall. 4.
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