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contĭgŭus , a, um, adj. contingo (not ante-Aug.).
I. Act. (lit. touching; hence), bordering upon, neighboring, contiguous, near; absol. or with dat.: “(Pyramus et Thisbe) contiguas tenuere domos,Ov. M. 4, 57: “Cappadoces,Tac. A. 2, 60: “luna montibus (opp. admota caelo),Plin. 2, 9, 6, § 43: “perit Valens quinquagesimo anno contiguus,Amm. 31, 14, 1: “tibi,Ov. A. A. 3, 410.— *
II. Pass., that may be touched, within reach: “hunc ubi contiguum missae fore credidit hastae,Verg. A. 10, 457 (intra jactum teli, Serv.).—* Adv.: contĭgŭē (acc. to I.), closely: “sequi aliquem,upon his heels, Mart. Cap. 9, § 909.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 4.57
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 10.457
    • Tacitus, Annales, 2.60
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 2.43
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