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sŭpernus , a, um, adj. super,
I.that is above, on high, upper; celestial, supernal (mostly post-Aug.; “not in Cic. or Cæs.): pars oris,Plin. 7, 16, 15, § 69: “vulnera,id. 2, 56, 57, § 147: Tusculum, lofty, i. e. standing on high ground, Hor. Epod. 1, 29; cf.: “ballistae in humiliora ex supernis valentes,Amm. 19, 7, 5: “superna (opp. inferna),Lucr. 5, 647: “jactus ex supernis in infima,Gell. 9, 1, 2: “album mutor in alitem Superna,above, Hor. C. 2, 20, 11 Muret. (al. superne): “aquilones, qui alti supernique sunt,Gell. 2, 30, 9: “partes,id. 12, 1, 13: “numen,celestial, Ov. M. 15, 128: “dei,Luc. 6, 430: “lux,of the sun, id. 6, 733: “leges,id. 9, 556: superna litora, the upper, i. e. northern shore, Mel. 2, 4.—Adv.: sŭpernē (with short e, Lucr. 6, 544; 6, 597; Hor. C. 2, 20, 11), from above, above, upwards: “neve ruant caeli penetralia templa superne,Lucr. 1, 1105: “superne in statione locata,id. 6, 192: “desinat in piscem mulier formosa superne,Hor. A. P. 4: “non peccat superne,id. S. 2, 7, 64: “volvitur amnis,Verg. A. 6, 659: “gladium superne jugulo defigit,Liv. 1, 25, 12; cf. id. 1, 51, 9; 7, 10, 9: “hoc genus superne tendit,up, upwards, Plin. 19, 5, 25, § 76.
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