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mundo , āre, v. a. 1. mundus, make clean, to clean, cleanse (post-Aug.; “syn.: purgo, emendo): mundatur nitro,Plin. 33, 6, 34, § 103: “praesepia mundanda curare,Col. 12, 3: “perlui et mundari,Mamert. Grat. Act. 9 fin.
II. Transf. (eccl. Lat.), to cleanse, make clean.
1. Ceremonially, according to the Levitical law of uncleanness: “et purificabis eos (sc. Levitas),Vulg. Num. 8, 6.—
2. Spiritually, from sin: “ab occultis meis munda me,Vulg. Psa. 19, 12: “mundemus nos ab omni inquinamento carnis et spiritūs,id. 2 Cor. 7, 1.—Hence, mundātus , a, um, P. a., cleansed, clean (late Lat.); in comp.: “quam sim ab illā peste mundatior,Aug. Conf. 10, 37.
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