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congĕrĭes , ēi (congĕrĭa , ae, Front. Colon. p. 11, 119 and 125 Goes.; Innoc. Cas. Litt. p. 224 ib.), f. congero,
I.that which is brought together; hence, a heap, pile, mass (not ante-Aug.; while the syn. acervus is prevalent through all periods).
I. Lit.
(β). Absol.: “dispositam Congeriem secuit,” i. e. chaos, Ov. M. 1, 33; cf. Claud. Laud. Stil. 2, 10.—So of a heap of wood, wood-pile, funeral-pile, Ov. M. 14, 576; Quint. 5, 13, 13; Claud. Idyll. 1, 93.—
II. Trop.
A. In gen.: “venit aetas omnis in unam congeriem,Luc. 5, 178: “sincera bonorum,Claud. Cons. Mall. Theod. 136. —
B. In rhet., a figure of speech, accumulation; Gr. συναθροισμός, Quint. 8, 4, 3; 8, 4, 26 sq.
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