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arx arcis (plur. only nom. and acc.), f

ARC-, a castle, citadel, fortress, stronghold: (montem) murus arcem efficit, Cs.: munire arcem: arcem tradunt, N.: hostium, L. — In Rome, prop., the southwest summit of the Capitoline hill; in gen., the Capitoline hill, the Capitol: arcem habere, L.: de arce captā nuntii, L.; where auguries were taken: deductus in arcem, L.; often with Capitolium, C.Plur., of the seven hills of Rome: beatae, H. — Poet.: me in arcem ex urbe removi, refuge (i. e. his villa), H. — Prov.: arcem facere e cloacā, a mountain of a molehill.—Poet.: summā in arce, at the very top, O.: Parnasi, O.: Quae pater ut summā vidit Saturnius arce, O.: caeli quibus adnuis arcem, V.: Dexterā sacras iaculatus arces, H.—Fig., a protection, refuge, bulwark: omnium gentium: arces libertatis tuendae, L.: caput atque arcem totius belli, head and front, L.: legis.

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