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promptŭārĭus (promt- ), a, um, adj. promo,
I.of or belonging to distribution (sc. of things stored up), distributing: “arca vestiaria, armarium promptuarium,” i. e. storehouse, repository, Cato, R. R. 11, 3: “cella,App. Mag. p. 309, 20; and, in comic lang., of a prison, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 4.—
II. Subst.: promptŭārĭum , ĭi, n., a storeroom, repository, promptuary (late Lat.; cf. “horreum): e promptuario oleum profer,App. M. 1, p. 113, 2; Ambros. Cantic. 1, 20. —In plur., Vulg. Psa. 143, 13.—
B. Transf.: “ornatissimum linguae tuae,” i. e. the mouth, Symm. Ep. 9, 67: “promptuarium rectae rationis et orationis,App. Dogm. Plat. 1, p. 212 Oud.: “cum omnes quasi vetustatis promptuarium Albini memoriam laudavissent,Macr. S. 1, 4, 1.—Collat. form (from metrical necessity), promptārĭum , ii, Aus. Ep. 21 fin.
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    • Old Testament, Psalm, 143.13
    • Plautus, Amphitruo, 1.1
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