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poplĕs , ĭtis, m.
II. Transf., in gen., the knee, Luc. 9, 771; Lucr. 4, 953: “duplicato poplite,” i. e. with bended knee, Verg. A. 12, 927: “se collegit in arma poplite subsidens,id. ib. 12, 492: “contento poplite,with a stiff knee, Hor. S. 2, 7, 97: “nec parcit imbellis juventae Poplitibus,id. C. 3, 2, 16: “poplitibus semet excipit,he sank down upon his knees, Curt. 6, 1: “flexo poplite,Vulg. Judic. 7, 6.
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