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spīrābĭlis , e, adj. spiro,
I.that may be breathed, good to breathe, breathable, respirable.
II. Transf. *
A. Pass., that serves to sustain life, vital: “per sidera testor, caeli spirabile lumen,Verg. A. 3, 600.—*
B. Act., that can breathe, fitted for breathing, respiratory: “viscera,Plin. 9, 7, 6, § 17.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 3.600
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 9.17
    • Cicero, de Natura Deorum, 2.36
    • Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes, 1.17
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