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ex-splendesco (expl- ), dŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n., to shine forth, glitter (rarely before the Aug. period).
I. Lit.: “ignis,Sen. Q. N. 2, 23: “Sirius,Plin. 11, 12, 12, § 30.—
II. Trop., to shine forth, be eminent, distinguished: “clarius exsplendescebat, quam condiscipuli animo aequo ferre possent,Nep. Att. 1, 3: “corporis animique dotes exsplenduerunt,Suet. Tit. 3.
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    • Suetonius, Divus Titus, 3
    • Cornelius Nepos, Atticus, 1.3
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 11.30
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