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nōnus , a, um,
I.adj. ord. [for novenus, from novem], the ninth: “terra nona,Cic. Rep. 6, 18, 18: “accedes opera agro nona Sabino,Hor. S. 2, 7, 118.—
II. Subst.: nōna , ae, f.
A. (Sc. hora.) The ninth hour of the day, i. e. the third before sunset, at which hour business was ended at Rome: “post nonam venies,Hor. Ep. 1, 7, 71; Mart. 4, 8, 5.—
B. (Sc. pars.) The ninth part: “nonas praedae vovere,Just. 20, 3, 3.—Hence, adv.: nōnō , ninthly, Cassiod. de Anim. 12.
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