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clāro , āvi, 1, v. a. clarus, make bright or clear, to illuminate (poet. and very rare).
I. Lit.: Juppiter excelsā clarabat sceptra columnā, showed, exhibited, Cic. poët. Div 1, 12, 21: “aestatis primordia,id. Arat. 39: “iter longae limite flammae,Stat. Th. 5, 286.—
II. Trop.
A. Mentally, to make clear, evident, to explain, illustrate, set forth: “animae naturam versibus,Lucr. 3, 36: “multa,id. 4, 778: “obscura,App. de Deo Socr. p. 51, 15.—
B. Morally, to make illustrious, to render famous: illum non labor Isthmius Clarabit pugilem, * Hor C. 4, 3, 4.
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    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 3.36
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 4.778
    • Statius, Thebias, 5
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