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ā-verrunco , āre, v. n., a very ancient word, peculiar to the lang. of religion, avert, remove: “uti calamitates intemperiasque prohibessis, defendas averruncesque,Cato, R. R. 141, 2: di averruncent, Att. ap. Cic. Att. 9, 2, A.: “quorum (prodigiorum) averruncandorum causā supplicationes senatus decrevit,Liv. 10, 23, 1; 8, 6, 11: “haec procul a nobis averruncetur amentia,Arn. 1, p. 18.—So in the old Optat. form averruncassint = averruncent, Pac. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 102 Müll.; in Paul. ex Fest. s. v. verruncent, p. 373 Müll. (Trag. Rel. p. 90 Rib.; by Non. p. 74, 23, erroneously ascribed to Lucilius); and in the very ancient inf. fut.: possum ego istam capite cladem averruncassere, Pac. ap. Non. p. 74, 25 (Trag. Rel. p. 106 Rib.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 9.2
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 10, 23.1
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 8, 6
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