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columna ae, f

2 CEL-, a column, pillar, post: columnam efficere: columnae templa sustinent: ad perpendiculum columnas exigere. — Poet.: ne pede proruas Stantem columnam, i. e. destroy the city, H.—Esp.. Columna Maenia, in the Forum Romanum, beside which sat the tresviri capitales; hence, ad columnam pervenire: ad columnam adhaerescere, i. e. fall into the hands of the jailers.—As the sign of a bookseller's shop: non concessere columnae, H.—Since pillars were set up for landmarks: Columnae Protei (i. e. fines Aegypti), V.: Herculis columnae, i. e. Calpe and Abyla, Ta.

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