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-aequo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.,
I.to make one thing equal or even with another, to even, level (rare but in good prose).
I. Prop.: “aream,Cato, R. R. 91 and 129: “montes,Sall. C. 20, 11: “pastinatum,Col. 3, 16, 1: “sulcum,id. 11, 3, 48: “glaebas,id. 2, 17, 4; cf. Pall. 1, 13 fin.
II. Trop.
A. To make equal in worth, dignity, power, etc., to bring to the same level, place on the same footing, equalize: ad libidines injuriasque tuas omnia coaequasti, * Cic. Verr 2, 3, 41, § 95: “gratiam omnium,Sall. Rep. Ord. 2, 11, 3: “coaequati dignitate, pecuniā, virtute, etc.,id. ib. 2: “primogenito tuo,Vulg. Sir. 36, 14: “pedes meos cervis,id. 2 Reg. 22, 34.—
B. To compare (late Lat.): “aliquem cum aliquo, Lact. de Ira Dei, 7: aliquem alicui,Hier. in Isa. 5, 17, 14.
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