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mācĕrĭa , ae (post-class. form, mācĕ-rĭes , only nom. and acc., Afran. ap. Non. 138; Varr. R. R. 3, 5, 11; Prud. Hamart. 227; Inscr. Grut. 611, 13; Inscr. Orell. 4057), f. from macero, to soften; orig. a wall built of soft clay; cf. Gr. μάσσω,
II. Affliction: facere illi satis vis, quanta illius mors sit maceries tibi? Afran. ap. Non. 138, 13 (Com. Rel. v. 150 Rib.).
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