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lūcesco and lūcisco , ĕre,
I.v. inch. n. [luceo], to begin to shine.
I. Lit.
A. In gen.: “sol lucescit,Verg. E. 6, 37: quorum caput flavo capillorum crine lucescat, Firm. Math. 4, 13.—
B. In partic., of the break of day, to grow light, break, dawn: “nonae lucescunt,Ov. F. 5, 417.—
2. Impers.: lucescit or luciscit, the day is breaking: eamus, Amphitruo: luciscit hoc jam, it is getting light there (in the sky), Plaut. Am. 1, 3, 45; Ter. Heaut. 3, 1, 1; v. luceo, I. A. fin.: cum lucisceret, as soon as it grew light, at break of day, *Cic. Fam. 15, 4, 8: “et jam lucescebat,Liv. 4, 28.—
II. Trop.: “luciscens amor,bright, Front. ad Anton. 1, 5 Mai.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 15.4.8
    • Plautus, Amphitruo, 1.3
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 4, 28
    • Ovid, Fasti, 5
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