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aciēs ēī (old form ē; acc. aciem, disyl. V.; plur. only nom. and acc.), f

2 AC-, a sharp edge, point, cutting part: securium: falcis, V.—Fig.: horum auctoritatis, the edge, i. e. efficiency. — Meton., of sight, sharpness of vision, keen look: aciem oculorum ferre, Cs.: fugere aciem: cum stupet acies fulgoribus, the sight, H.Brilliancy, brightness: neque tum stellis acies obtunsa videtur, V. — Concr., the pupil of the eye: acies ipsa, quā cernimus.—Poet., the eye: huc geminas nunc flecte acies, V.: huc atque huc acies circumtulit, V.—In war, the front of an army, line of battle, battle-array: triplex, i. e. the legion in three ranks, Cs.: duplex, Cs.: mediā acie, Cs.: exercitūs nostri: aciem instruere, Cs.: extra aciem procurrere, Cs.: neque in acie, sed alio more bellum gerendum, S. — Of a line of ships: productā longius acie (navium), Cs.The battle-array, an army in order of battle: hostium acies cernebatur, Cs.: unius corporis duae acies dimicantes, two divisions of an army: prima, the van, L.: tertia, Cs.: novissima the rear, L. — Of cavalry: equitum acies, L. — Poet.: Volcania, a line of fire, V.A battle, engagement: in acie Pharsalicā: in acie vincere, Cs. —Fig., of mind, acuteness, sharpness, force, power: mentis: animi.—A verbal contest, disputation, discussion, debate: in aciem prodire.

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