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sĕrĭes (no
I.gen. or dat.), em, ē, f. 2. sero, a row, succession, series; a chain of things fastened or holding together (syn. ordo).
I. In gen.
A. Lit. (mostly post - class.; not in Cic.); with gen.: “series vinculorum,Curt. 3, 1, 17: “structurae dentium,Plin. 7, 16, 15, § 70: “sparsa ramorum,id. 11, 37, 69, § 182: “longe porrecta viarum,Stat. S. 3, 3, 102: “juvenum (in dancing),Tib. 1, 3, 63: “omnis nepotum A Belo series,Sil. 1, 88: “custodiarum,Suet. Calig. 27: “prolixa series capillorum,App. M. 2, p. 118, 36.—Absol.: “ferreae laminae serie inter se conexae,Curt. 4, 9, 3; 7, 3, 21.—
B. Trop., a series, chain, connection, train, sequence, course, etc. (class., but for the most part only in the sing.).
(β). Absol., Quint. 5, 14, 32: “cetera series deinde sequitur, majora nectens, ut haec: Si homo est, animal est, etc.,Cic. Ac. 2, 7, 21: “quae bene composita erunt, memoriam serie sua ducent,Quint. 11, 2, 39: “haec erit aeternae series ab origine Romae,Aus. Epigr. 140, 2.—Of the connection of words: “tantum series juncturaque pollet,Hor. A. P. 242.—
II. In partic., an unbroken line of descent, lineage (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “ab Jove tertius Ajax. Nec tamen haec series in causā prosit,Ov. M. 13, 29: “digne vir hac serie,id. P. 3, 2, 109: “serie fulcite genus,Prop. 4 (5), 11, 69. Val. Max. 2, 7, 5.
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