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ac-cŭmŭlo (adc. ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. cumulus, add to a heap, to heap up, accumulate, to augment by heaping up (mostly poetical).
I. Lit.
A. In gen.: “ventorum flatu congeriem arenae accumulantium,Plin. 4, 1, 2: “confertos acervatim mors accumulabat,Lucr. 6, 1263.—Absol., of heaping up money: auget, addit, adcumulat, * Cic. Agr. 2, 22, 59. (The syn. augere and addere are used of any object, although still small, in extent or number, after the increase; but adcumulare only when it becomes of considerable magnitude; hence the climax in the passage quoted from Cic.)—
B. Esp., botan. t. t., to heap up earth round the roots of plants, to trench up, Plin. 17, 19, 31, § 139; 18, 29, 71, § 295; 19, 5, 26, § 83 al.
II. Trop., to heap, add, increase: virtutes generis meis moribus, Epitaph of a Scipio in Inscr. Orell. no. 554: “caedem caede,to heap murder upon murder, Lucr. 3, 71: “aliquem donis,to heap offerings upon one, Verg. A. 6, 886: “honorem alicui,Ov. F. 2, 122: “curas,id. H. 15, 70.—Absol.: quod ait (Vergilius) sidera lambit (A. 3, 574), vacanter hoc etiam accumulavit et inaniter, has piled up words, Gell. 17, 10, 16.—Hence, accŭmŭlāte , adv., abundantly, copiously (very rare): “id prolixe accumulateque fecit,Cic. Fl. 89: “accumulate largiri,Auct. Her. 1, 17 fin.: “prolixe accumulateque pollicetur,App. M. 10, p. 212.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Cicero, On the Agrarian Law, 2.22.59
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 6.886
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 6.1263
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 3.71
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 4.1
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 17.10.16
    • Ovid, Fasti, 2
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