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collis , is (abl. reg. colle, e. g. Ov. M. 1, 698; 14, 90; 14, 333; 14, 822; 14, 836; Caes. B. G. 1, 24; 2, 18; Sall. J. 52, 3:
I.Aventino,Liv. 1, 3, 9 et saep.; “colli,Lucr. 2, 317 and 322; Auct. Aetn. 466; gen. plur. collium, Tac. Agr. 37; Lact. Opif. Dei, 10), m. cel-, root of ex-cello, celsus; cf. calamus, high ground, a hill (opp. mons and campus), Lucr. 5, 1373; Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 18, § 47; Caes. B. G. 2, 8; 7, 19: “altus,Ov. M. 15, 306: “aperti,Verg. G. 2, 112: “aprici,id. E. 9, 49: “celsus,id. A. 8, 604: “supini,id. G. 3, 555: “inter Palatinum Capitolinumque,Liv. 1, 12, 1; cf. id. 5, 54, 3 sq.: “Dianae, i.e. Aventinus,Mart. 12, 18, 3.—Poet., = mons: “collis Heliconii cultor,Cat. 61, 1.—And in plur.: colles, for a chain of mountains, Sil. 3, 420.—Hence, Ital. collina; Fr. colline.
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