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exordĭum , ii, n. exordior, I..
I. Prop., the beginning, the warp of a web (rare): “non possum togam praetextam sperare, cum exordium pullum videam,Quint. 5, 10, 71.—
II. Transf., in gen., a beginning, commencement (the usual meaning; syn.: initium, principium, primordium): neve inde navis inchoandae exordium Coepisset, quae, etc., Enn. ap. Auct. Her. 2, 22, 34 (Trag. v. 282 ed. Vahl.): “hujus quoque exordium mali, quoniam principium boni diximus, explicemus,Cic. Inv. 1, 3, 3; cf.: institutae rei publicae clarum ac tam omnibus notum, id. Rep. 2, 2: “a qua totius vitae ducat exor dium,id. Fin. 5, 7, 18; cf.: “a quibus tempo ribus scribendi capiat exordium,id. Leg. 1, 3, 8: “paene ab exordio Urbis,Suet. Vesp. 8; id. Tib. 42: “tertius (annus) a prima vigilia sumens exordium,Amm. 26, 1, 9.—In plur.: “rerum,Lucr. 2, 333; 3, 31; 4, 114; cf. Verg. E. 6, 33: “priva animaï,Lucr. 3, 380: “solis lunaeque,id. 5, 471: “rationis,id. 1, 149: “primae pugnae,Verg. A. 7, 40 et saep.—
2. Transf., a writing, treatise, in gen., Col. 5, 11, 13; 7, 5, 1; 7, 12, 1 al.
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    • Vergil, Aeneid, 7.40
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 4.284
    • Cicero, On Oratory, 1.27
    • Cicero, On Oratory, 2.77
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 2.333
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 1.149
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 3.31
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 3.380
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 4.114
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 5.471
    • Suetonius, Tiberius, 42
    • Suetonius, Divus Vespasianus, 8
    • Cicero, De Legibus, 1.3
    • Cicero, de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, 5.7
    • Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes, 1.4
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 3, 11.28
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 1, 12.19
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 4, 1.1
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 5, 10.71
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 9, 4.133
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 9, 4.74
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 11, 3.161
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 5.11.13
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 7.12.1
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 7.5.1
    • Cicero, De Inventione, 1.3
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