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prae-mŏrĭor , tuus, 3, v. dep., die early or prematurely, to die (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
I. Lit.: “aut ego praemoriar, primoque exstinguar in aevo,Ov. H. 8, 121: “parte corporis velut praemortua,Suet. Gram. 3.—
II. Trop., to decay: “praemoritur visus, auditus,decays, fails, Plin. 7, 50, 51, § 168.—Hence, prae-mortŭus , a, um, P. a., dead.
B. Trop.: “pudor praemortuus,Liv. 3, 72, 5: “vires,Quint. Decl. 12, 7.
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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 3, 72.5
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