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per-dūro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n.
I. Act., to make hard, to harden (late Lat.): “teneras plantas,Prud. Psych. 447.—
II. Neutr., to last or hold out, to endure (poet. and in post-Aug. prose; cf.: “obduro, perfero),Ter. Hec. 2, 2, 27: “perdurare non posse,Suet. Ner. 24: “perdurandi pervicacia,Plin. 17, 20, 34, § 147: “longum probitas perdurat in aevum,Ov. Med. Fac. 49: “mora perduratura,Stat. Th. 1, 142: “non perdurasse in senectutem,Sen. Ben. 7, 28: “cotidie unanimiter in templo,abide, continue, Vulg. Act. 2, 46.
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