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cardō inis, m

CARD-, a hinge, pivot and socket (of door or gate): postīs a cardine vellit, V.: (ianua) movebat Cardines, H.: facili patuerunt cardine valvae, Iu.: versato cardine Egreditur, opening the door, O. — In astron., a pole: Extremusque adeo duplici de cardine vertex Dicitur esse polus, C., O.A boundary, limit: intra eum cardinem (imperii), i. e. Mount Taurus, L.—Fig., a turning-point, crisis (poet.): tantus rerum, V.

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