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passus , ūs, m. from the root pat,
I.a step, pace (cf.: gressus, gradus).
I. Lit.: hinc campos celerl passu permensa parumper, Enn. ap. Non. 378, 20 (Ann. v. 74 Vahl.); Plaut. Bacch. 4, 7, 34; Lucr 4, 827; 877; Cic. Leg. 1, 21, 54: “sequiturque patrem non passibus aequis,Verg. A. 2, 724: “nec longis inter se passibus absunt,id. ib. 11, 907: “rapidis ferri Passibus,id. ib. 7, 156; Ov. M. 11, 64: “per litora lentis Passibus spatiari,id. ib. 2, 572: “passu anili procedere,id. ib. 13, 533 et saep.: “passibus ambiguis Fortuna errat,id. Tr. 5, 8, 15: “caelestis (of glory),Plin. 2, 7, 5, § 18.—
II. Transf.
A. A footstep, track, trace: “si sint in litore passus,Ov. H. 19, 27; id. P 2, 6, 21.—
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