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valles or vallis (the former, Caes. B. G. 7, 47; Verg. A. 11, 522;
I.the latter,Ov. M. 3, 155; 8, 334 al.; cf. Fest. s. v. convallis, p. 42 Müll.), is, f. Gr. ἕλος, lowland, Ἦλις; Lat. Veliae, Velitrae, a valley, vale.
B. Trop.: “vallis plorationis,Aug. Conf. 9, 2: “lacrimarum,Vulg. Psa. 83, 7.—
II. Poet., transf., a hollow: “valle sub alarum,Cat. 69, 6: “femorum,Aus. Epigr. 128, 5.
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