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prae-grăvis , e, adj.,
I.very heavy (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
II. Trop., very heavy, oppressive, burdensome: praegraves pavonum greges, i. e. very expensive, Varr. ap. Non. 440, 14 (al. graves): “tertium consulatum ut praegravem recusare,Plin. Pan. 57, 4: “servitium,id. 7, 8, 6, § 46.—Of persons, very wearisome (Tacitean): “delatores,Tac. A. 4, 71: “vir principi praegravis,id. ib. 11, 19; 14, 3.
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