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pŭerpĕrĭum , ii, n. puerpera.
I. Childbirth, childbed, a lying-in, confinement, delivery, Suet. Calig. 8: “puerperio cubare,to be in childbed, Plaut. Truc. 2, 5, 22: “locus puerperio Antium fuit,Tac. A. 15, 23; Plin. 9, 25, 41, § 79; 28, 8, 29, § 114: “numerus puerperii,the number of children born together, Gell. 12, 1, 4: “tellus velut aeterno quodam puerperio laeta,Col. 3, 21, 3.—
II. A new-born child, an infant; children, Varr. R. R. 2, 26; Tac. A. 12, 6; Plin. 7, 11, 9, § 48; id. 18, 29, 69, § 282; Stat. Th. 4, 280; Gell. 10, 2, 2.
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