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interprĕtātĭo , ōnis. f. id..
I. An explanation, exposition, interpretation (class.): “juris,Cic. Off. 1, 10: “facilis,Liv. 2, 8: “fulgurum,Plin. 2, 53, 54, § 141: “ostentorum et somniorum,id. 7, 56, 57, § 203; Suet. Caes. 14: exemplo adjuvare interpretationem, Paul. ex Fest. p. 273. —
B. Transf.
2. Signification, meaning: “foederis,Cic. Balb. 6, 14: “nominis,Plin. 3, 17, 21, § 124: “in Graecum sermonem per interpretationem proprie transferri,Gai. Inst. 3, 92 fin.
II. Rhet. t. t., an explanation of one expression by another, Auct. Her. 4, 28, 38; cf. Quint. 9, 3, 98.
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