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sŭpernas , ātis, adj. supernus,
I.of or belonging to the upper country, upper or northern, as regards Rome (post-Aug.): “Caretini (opp. infernates),Plin. 3, 12, 17, § 106: abies, i. e. growing on the Upper or Adriatic Sea (opp. infernas, of the Tyrrhene Sea), id. 16, 39, 76, § 197: “persica e Sabinis,id. 15, 12, 11, § 40: VINVM, Inscr. Rein. cl. 3, n. 88; cf. Inscr. Orell. 995: “ventus,the northeast-by-north wind, Vitr. 1, 6.—Augustus jestingly called Maecenas adamas supernas (as the Adriatic produced no diamonds), Macr. S. 2, 4.
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    • Vitruvius, On Architecture, 1.6
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 15.40
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