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-nĭcālis (in MSS. also written denec- ), e, adj. nex,
I.purifying from death; feriae or dies, a funeral solemnity among the Romans for the purification of the family of the deceased: “nec vero tam denicales, quae a nece appellatae sunt, quia resident mortui, quam ceterorum celestium quieti dies feriae nominarentur, nisi, etc,Cic. Leg. 2, 22, 55; Cinc. ap. Gell. 16, 4, 4; Col. 2, 22, 5; Paul. ex Fest. p. 70, 9, and Fest. p. 242, 29 Müll. (v. Wordsworth Fragm. and Specim. p. 558).
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    • Cicero, De Legibus, 2.22
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 16.4.4
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