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con-grĕgo , āvi, ātum, 1,
I.v. a., to collect into a flock or herd, to assemble.
I. Prop. (rare; “mostly in Pliny the elder): oves,Plin. 8, 47, 72, § 188.—Mid.: “apium examina congregantur,collect in swarms, Cic. Off. 1, 44, 157; cf. id. N. D. 2, 48, 124: “cetera animantia congregari videmus,Plin. 7, prooem. 1. § “5: cum ceteris,id. 8, 22, 34, § 81: “in loca certa,id. 10, 23, 31, § 61: “se ad amnes (ferae),id. 8, 16, 17, § 42.—More freq. (in good prose; esp. freq. in Cic.),
II. In gen., to collect or assemble a multitude together, to unite, join, associate.
B. Trop. (rare; mostly in Quint.), to collect, accumulate: “argumenta infirmiora,Quint. 5, 12, 4: “verba,id. 9, 3, 45; cf. “turbam (verborum),id. 10, 1, 7; cf. congregatio, II.
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