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multĭfĭdus , a, um, adj. multus-findo,
I.many-cleft, i. e. cleft or divided into many parts (poet. and post-Aug.).
I. Lit.: “faces,Ov. M. 7, 259; 8, 644: “pedes,Plin. 11, 37, 45, § 128: “dens,” i. e. a comb, Mart. 14, 25, 2.—
B. Transf., of the hair, many-parted, parted into many locks: “illi multifidos crinis sinuatur in orbes, Idaliā divisus acu,Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, 15.—Of rivers, divided into many streams: “Timavus,many-armed, Mart. 8, 28, 7.—
II. Trop.: “horror,various, manifold, Val. Fl. 4, 661: “suavitates,Mart. Cap. 2, § 117: “vaticinandi scientia,Jul. Val. Rer. Gest. Alex. M. 1, 2.
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