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faber brī (gen plur. brūm; rarely brōrum, C.), m

2 FAC-, a workman, maker, forger, smith, artificer, carpenter, joiner : Marmoris aut eboris aut aeris, H.: hominem pro fabro emere: fabri ad aedificandam rem p., laborers : praefectus fabrūm, chief engineer , Cs.: ex legionibus fabros delegit, artisans , Cs.: His fabris crescunt patrimonia, i. e. these smiths add to their patrimonies , Iu.: volans (i. e. Icarus), Iu.: tignarius, carpenter .— Prov.: tractant fabrilia fabri, H.A dory, sunfish , O.

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