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congestus , ūs, m. 1. congero,
I.a bearing or bringing together, an accumulation (rare; mostly post-Aug.).
I. Prop.
A. In abstr.: herbam asperam credo (exstitisse) avium congestu, non humano satu, * Cic. Div. 2, 32, 68: “copiarum,Tac. H. 2, 87: “magnarum opum,Sen. Ben. 2, 27, 3.—
B. In concr., a heap, pile, mass: magnus harenae, * Lucr. 6, 725: culmorum et frondium, * Col. 9, 14, 14: “lapidum,Tac. H. 1, 84: “multo congestu pulveris,Luc. 9, 486.—
II. Trop.: in dicendo quamlibet abundans rerum copia cumulum tantum habeat atque congestum, nisi, etc., * Quint. 7, prooem. § 1;: “tantus rerum ex orbe toto coëuntium congestus,Sen. Cons. ad Polyb. 6 (26), 5.
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