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confūsĭo , ōnis, f. confundo.
I. A mingling.
A. Prop.: “si duorum materiae ex voluntate dominorum confusae sint, totum id corpus quod ex confusione fit, etc.,Just. Inst. 2, 1, 27; Dig. 6, 1, 23, § 5: colorum, App. de Mundo, p. 66, 24, 2.—
2. Concr., a mixture, union: “arcum esse multarum imaginum solis confusiones,Sen. Q. N. 1, 3, 5.—
B. Trop.
1. A mingling, mixing, uniting, combining (rare): “haec conjunctio confusioque virtutum,Cic. Fin. 5, 23, 67.—Far more freq., and in good prose,
II. (Acc. to confundo, II. B.) Oris, a reddening, blushing, Tac. H. 4, 40.
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