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pācĭfĭco , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. (ante- and post-class.; also, pācĭfĭcor , ātus,
I.v. dep.; v. in the foll., and cf. Prisc. p. 799 P.) [paxfacio], to make or conclude a peace (not in Cic. or Cæs.).
I. Lit.: “quo Metellus initio, Jugurthā pacificante, praesidium imposuerat,at the beginning of Jugurtha's negotiations for peace, Sall. J. 66, 2: “legati pacificatum venerunt,Liv. 5, 23; cf. id. 7, 40; Vulg. Col. 1, 20.—
(β). As a deponent: “pacificari cum altero statuit,Just. 6, 1, 2: “pacificatus cum Carthaginiensibus,id. 23, 1, 1: set satine tecum pacificatus sum, Antipho? have I quite made my peace with you? i. e. are you entirely reconciled? Plaut. Stich. 4, 1, 14.—
II. Transf., in gen., to pacify, appease (poet.): “caelestes pacificasset,Cat. 68, 75: “divos,Sil. 15, 423: “mentem suam,to soothe, quiet, Sen. Agam. 224: “aures Pieriis modis,Claud. in Ruf. 2, praef. 20.
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