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prae-lūceo , xi, 2, v. n.
I. To shine or give light before; to hold or carry a light before, to light.
A. Lit.
1. Of those who carry a light: “servus praelucens,Suet. Aug. 29: “alicui,Stat. S. 1, 2, 89.—
B. Trop.
1. In gen., to shine forth, be bright: “amicitia bonā spe praelucet in posterum,Cic. Lael. 7, 23.—With acc.: “lumenque tuae praeluceo vitae,Aus. Idyll. 4, 95.—
2. In partic., to shine brighter, to outshine, surpass: “nullus sinus Baiis praelucet,Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 83.—*
II. To shine very much, shine brightly: “baculum praelucet,Plin. 32, 10, 52, § 141.
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