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vŏlātus , ūs, m. id.,
I.a flying, flight.
I. Lit. (used alike in sing. and plur.); sing.: “aquilae admonitus volatu,Cic. Div. 1, 15, 26: “puer audaci coepit gaudere volatu,Ov. M. 8, 223; cf. id. ib. 12, 527: “non si Pegaseo ferar volatu,Cat. 55, 24.—Plur., Cic. N. D. 2, 39, 101; 2, 52, 129; id. Div. 1, 1, 2: “dedit volatus avibus,the power of flight, App. Flor. 2, p. 348.—
II. Transf., poet., of any swift motion, rapid course, swiftness, velocity, etc.: “equi,Claud. Gigant. 47: “celeris famae,id. Cons. Mall. Theod. 270: “praeceps fatorum,Mart. 11, 91, 9.
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